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Bodegas: Mayor´s cig plan
will $lash & burn us

New York Post, by Amy Stretten and Kathryn Cusma

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Posted By:Drive, 3/19/2013 8:09:52 AM

Fuming bodega owners yesterday insisted that the city’s latest anti-smoking push would snuff out up to 90 percent of their tobacco sales — costing them thousands of dollars a week in revenue while creating yet another black market for scofflaws. Kenny Patel, 32, a worker at the JaJa Deli on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, argued that Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to bar all tobacco-product displays, as well as the single-sale ban on cheap cigars and cigarillos, “will not stop people from smoking.” Meanwhile, hiding the merchandise will take a bite out of JaJa’s bottom line, he said, noting:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 3/19/2013 8:57:04 AM     (No. 9232619)

Consider this..........the smoking ban has resulted in rampant obesity among those who previously smoked.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/19/2013 9:15:28 AM     (No. 9232657)

How could they even hide that much tobacco inventory? And how long before potato chips must be kept under lock & key?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 3/19/2013 9:27:23 AM     (No. 9232673)

NYC has a dictator. Usually, laws are passed by a legislature.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jimK1, 3/19/2013 10:31:49 AM     (No. 9232840)

Looking at tobacco causes lesbians to gain weight way out of proportion to their gay counterparts who only drank Big Gulps. s/o This guy is totally insane and should be removed for mental reasons.

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