Cigarettes

Bloomberg Trying to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

In a set of bills that also looks to raise the smoking age to 21, set a minimum price for cigarettes, and ban tobacco coupons

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The Bloomberg administration is quietly working to explicitly categorize electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and enact a sweeping ban on flavored e-cigs.

The details of the plan come from a newly leaked draft of three tobacco-related bills currently making their way through the City Council; one would raise the tobacco age to 21, while another would prohibit the display of cigarette advertising in stores. A third bill would prohibit the use of tobacco coupons, create a $10.50 price floor for cigarette packs, and increase the fines against those selling illegal cigarettes.

h/t Gregory Conley

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