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NYC looks to bump tobacco from prime retail space

 Cigarette packs are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city in ...
 Cigarette packs are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city in ...
 A teenager walks past Blondie's Deli and Grocery in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city ...
 Harry Patel, an employee of Blondie's Deli and Grocery, talks on the phone while waiting for customers in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new ant...
 Cigarette packs are displayed at a convenience store in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first c...

Anti Smoking NYC

Cigarette packs are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city in ...

Anti Smoking NYC

Cigarette packs are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city in ...

Anti Smoking NYC

A teenager walks past Blondie's Deli and Grocery in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city ...

Anti Smoking NYC

Harry Patel, an employee of Blondie's Deli and Grocery, talks on the phone while waiting for customers in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new ant...

Anti Smoking NYC

Cigarette packs are displayed at a convenience store in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first c...

Tobacco companies have worked hard to ensure that cigarette displays occupy prime shelving space in stores all over the country.
Now, that supremacy could be in jeopardy in one of the nation's biggest markets.
New York City's mayor has proposed a bill that would force retailers to keep cigarettes out of public view until a customer asks for a pack.
That would upset years of work by the industry to make sure cigarettes get prime product placement.
The Federal Trade Commission says that in 2010 alone, the industry made $370 million in payments to retailers to support in-store displays.
Experts are debating whether the proposal to keep cigarettes hidden will lead to reduced sales or merely make things more inconvenient for buyers.


Updated : 2020-12-03 06:58 GMT+08:00