As a feature of a general push to altogether diminish the quantity of smokers in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio a week ago marked a progression of bills including one to boycott tobacco deals at drug stores in the city.
“Drug stores are spots of wellbeing and ought not offer destructive customer items,” as indicated by an announcement from de Blasio’s office about the boycott.
New York City is the third city—behind San Francisco and Boston—to ban tobacco deals at drug stores. Right now, there are more than 550 drug stores authorized to offer tobacco items in New York City.
In June, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors consistently endorsed the last perusing of a statute to deny the offer of all enhanced tobacco items, including menthol cigarettes, anyplace in the city, as indicated by the association.
Officially, more than 100 regions—notwithstanding the three noteworthy U.S. urban communities—have restricted drug store offers of tobacco items, as indicated by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
“Simple access to tobacco retailers makes it hard for smokers to stop and has added to the current ascent of NYC youth utilizing stogies and smokeless tobacco,” said New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas.
While smoking rates in New York City have declined from 21.5% out of 2002 to 14.3% out of 2015, the city still has more than 900,000 smokers, as indicated by the leader’s announcement. “These new bills will help diminish the smoking pervasiveness to a generally low rate of 12% by 2020.”
The restriction against tobacco deals in drug stores would start after current licenses lapse in 2018.
Another bill raises the base costs for all tobacco items, including cigarettes, and forces another 10% nearby expense on tobacco items other than cigarettes.
New York City will likewise top the quantity of tobacco retail merchant licenses in every group locale at half of the present number of licenses. No new tobacco retail merchant licenses will be issued in a group area until its aggregate abatements through steady loss underneath the top.
It will likewise order a retail permit for e-cigarette and top the quantity of e-cigarette retailers. “E-cigarette utilize has expanded significantly since e-cigarettes were presented in U.S. advertises under 10 years prior,” the announcement said.
“By giving DCA [the Department of Consumer Affairs] the capacity to permit e-cigarettes and farthest point the quantity of retailers offering tobacco items,” said Salas, “we can better authorize existing laws that assistance keep tobacco items out of the hands of minors and enhance the soundness of all New Yorkers.”