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Seventeen minutes before the -- just looking at cigarettes and apparently hurt you.
That's the argument New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg he's proposing a new law here and our fair city to make stores hide tobacco products back behind the counter the reason.
The mayor says having cigarette packs on display could lure kids into smoking and he says just seeing cigarettes to make it harder for smokers to quit.
Critics are already comparing this to the mayor's attempt to ban on large sugary sodas.
A judge struck down that law last week calling well the way he went about it arbitrary and capricious.
Now one tobacco lobbyist is calling mayor Bloomberg's tobacco proposal and over the top to attempt to control product it's absolutely legal tomorrow.
Hard to side with the tobacco -- -- -- here's our legal panel defense attorneys -- -- and -- billboard or -- -- well.
I don't know Heather they they have beer there in the case in.
That's I don't know.
I have I've got to tell you -- I really think there's a good legal argument that this just can't stand.
First of all -- the FDA's job it's not the State's job in order to regulate this stuff.
Second of all there's a free speech argument that's very strong here that these displays act as free speech they're advertising.
And they can't regulate free speech that other other veteran regulations attempted regulations and advertising have not passed and I think there's a strong free speech argument on this as well.
I don't think there's any legal argument against the Bloomberg wants to do I can't think of a constitutional argument commerce -- admit he's not saying we you can't sell cigarettes he say you can't and display them -- -- -- -- magazine because we want to you can.
Avant does all I want and other places but it's been proven that it will discourage younger people from picking.
I'm -- -- people can't buy them anyway if you're not eighteen you can't items like they.
They like stopping -- -- but that's what that go after that.
Good luck trying to get anything 121 in this and you know -- your license -- building down.
As -- unless you want we -- or something which you can get easily -- back.
I bet the other argument when you if you're smoking you walk into a -- an end but you or are awesome that you you no -- -- -- adult you know what you want only.
I haven't even had a cigarette that they're trying to market to the public it's free speech -- mark I mean that in -- and I -- say.
Bloomberg gave us the best possible argument by saying that.
These displays suggest.
That smoking -- -- normal activity and they invite children to smoke -- invite little free speech that's.
Each court it meant two things one this city would probably -- -- and -- they didn't have the cigarette tax.
One block from this building less than one block cigarettes -- fifteen dollars and 75 cents a -- 1575.
Per pack on that's a lot of taxes.
That's exactly right and it's it it's and that's that's appropriate look but I think I -- -- it's appropriate.
Your program to send to -- a lot of money off but people can choose to pay back to smoke but they should not take away the convenience store owners right to display the products part of this proposal they they still can advertise that they sell cigarettes they just can't show the actual thing isn't.
The real thing going on here that Mayor Bloomberg is establishing for himself a legacy.
So that years from now people be able to look back and go it was Bloomberg who first said -- sugary drinks it was Bloomberg -- Isn't that what -- this is.
I think hard I think that's absolutely what this -- but I he knows he can't dubious.
-- outside he thinks outside the box and he's not I think he thinks he can do that well he he focused in such a way to be different than that -- of and any of the hundred.
At least as one who moved to this city.
At a time when you could smoke in bars.
And was like when they sort of trying to say you can't smoke and bar them like this will never happen in New York every one smokes.
It's he's he's good at what he does he's good candidates he -- the machines that run the world took.
So there's not an outlet whatsoever.
And thank you think -- thank this won't pass if it doesn't let you know that.
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