Eddie Adams from Torrance: New York City sure loves their fascist authoritarian mayors.
KWess: Been like that in Canada for years.It seems to be working, (or at least contributing).[www.globalcstorefocus.com image 350x263]
BarkingUnicorn: Bloomberg needs a former Utah legislator to advise him.
Silvara: This is already done in quite a few other countries. I don't know how effective it is but this is probably one of the few things he's come up with lately that doesn't really bother me all that much.
dookdookdook: So condoms are kept under lock and key and that's apparently fine, but just try to hide the cigarettes and omg the outrage/curious how this will affect stores that sell nothing but tobacco products tho'
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, I can understand that/I mean, I'm sure there are hundreds and hundreds of people who walked into a convenience store one day, and upon seeing row upon row of healthy, delicious, inexpensive tobacco products decided on the spot to embark on a lie-long journey of addiction, illness, and ostracizing
MrEricSir: That's not particularly crazy. If that kind of advertising didn't work, companies wouldn't do it.
KWess: Been like that in Canada for years.
potterydove: Hmm, doesn't business and product advertising get some sort of constitutional protection?
Loren: I would like to see cigarette promotion banned (you can advertize what you have and the price, nothing more) but I see no need to hide the product itself.
Loren: 1) I can see one good reason for companies to do it--again and again I've watched a smoker direct the clerk to exactly what they want. With the packs hidden they can't do that and it would take longer.
Double Time: They do that in Canada so now we have to play the guessing game. "Do you have.... Prime Times?" "Nope." "Okay, do you have.... du Maurier menthols?" "Only in 20's." "Hmm, ok... how about Player's Greens?" "Okay here you go."
keithgabryelski: it what respect are personal freedoms being infringed by having smoking products out of eyesight?
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