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Mayor Bloomberg pushes forward in plan to move cigarettes out of sight

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

      DAVID B. CARUSO NEW YORK — Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye level, right behind the cash register. That’s no coincidence. Tobacco companies have worked hard, and paid handsomely, to ensure that cigarette displays occupy the retail equivalent of prime real estate. In 2010 alone, the industry made $370 million in payments to retailers to help lock down prime shelving space, . >>> READ MORE ...

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