Nightly News   |  March 18, 2013

Bloomberg asks stores to hide cigarettes from view

In a bid to make cigarettes less visible, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking stores that sell tobacco products to keep them under the counter or behind curtains. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> mayor bloomberg is at it again. he proposes stores that sell cigarettes hide them from view, just like dirty magazines. people of age can still ask for cigarettes and buy them at around $10 a pack, and the mayor just wants to make them less visible. he bans smoking in restaurants and bars during his first term, and he has given hundreds of millions of charitable dollars to anti-smoking efforts. he has already gone after trans fats in restaurants, styrofoam containers, and now, rather fami famously, he's gone after large soft drinks which you saw sarah palin mock this weekend by bringing a big gulp to washington.