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Young Smokers Top NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s List of Dislikes

PHOTO: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a press conference regarding Super Bowl XLVIII on Oct. 10, 2013 in New York City. ABC News – by COLLEEN CURRY

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s move to stymie smoking among young New Yorkers moved one step closer to realization Wednesday when the City Council voted overwhelmingly to bump the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.

“We know that tobacco dependence can begin very soon after a young person first tries smoking, so it’s critical that we stop young people from smoking before they ever start,” Bloomberg said in a statement.  

The mayor has 30 days to sign the bill into law, after which time young smokers will have 180 days to stock up before the ban.

The City Council also voted in favor of a $10.50-a-pack minimum price for cigarettes, and for steps to bolster law enforcement on illegal tobacco sales.

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9 Responses to Young Smokers Top NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s List of Dislikes

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “………the City Council voted overwhelmingly to bump the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.”

    THAT’LL stop ’em dead in their tracks. Right.

    “The City Council also voted in favor of a $10.50-a-pack minimum price for cigarettes, and for steps to bolster law enforcement on illegal tobacco sales.”

    Thieves HATE being stolen from.

  2. NC says:

    ““We know that tobacco dependence can begin very soon after a young person first tries smoking, so it’s critical that we stop young people from smoking before they ever start,” Bloomberg said in a statement.”

    Reminds me of the movie, “Ghostbusters”:

    “Dr Ray Stantz: Gozer the Gozerian… good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: [Sarcastically] That oughta do it. Thanks very much, Ray. “

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