Bloomberg Aims to Conceal Tobacco Sets

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced a bill Monday that would require tobacco products be kept out of sight in retail stores, with the goal of reducing youth smoking rates.

If passed, retailers would be required to keep tobacco products in drawers, cabinets, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any concealed location except when being sold to a customer or during restocking. The bill doesn’t impact advertising for sellers.

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