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ALL NYC SMOKERS. THIS EFFECTS YOU!

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I just received this. Please read it. Plan to attend. Tell your friends,
Post it to your boards, Send it to your Cigar Shops, Send it to your smoking buddies.
We must stand up for our rights, as the Nanny Bloomberg Administration attempts to take more of them away. And make us second class citizens, banned from smoking in public & some of the New No Smoking apartment buildings.

Please feel free to contact me.
Lenny Waller
smdad@optonlin.net
(347)-297-8501 Home Cell (917)-309-0863

Sunday Links & NYC Tobacco News
Posted by Barry on August 29th, 2010

It seems to me that New York is trying to become the anti-smoking leader in the USA. I received yesterday and email from the New York Tobacconist Association about a meeting the New York State Senate Health Committee holding a public hearing on September 23 at 10 AM taking place 250 Broadway, 19th Fl., New York City. The Committee will meet to learn how the state’s regulation of smoking and tobacco products works to improve the health of all New Yorkers and any actions needed for continued benefits.

On the table are the following items:

Smoking on playgrounds during the day when children under 12 present but prevents fineable/jail enforcement
Smoking on train platforms
Smoking near playgrounds

Smoking in cars with someone under 14

Raises age 18 to 19 for tobacco statewide

Sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Definition of e-cigarettes

Prohibition of tobacco sales in pharmacies

Prohibition of tobacco vending machines 350 feet from schools/places of worship
Statewide flavor ban bills with the fines and complaint system in place (Paulin bill)

Manufacturer reports to DoH

We need every retailer to attend this meeting as well as customers and manufactures We must overwhelm them and show the legislators that enough is enough and we are not going to put up with the endless harassment, persecution, and discrimination. This prohibition by increments stops now. Failure is not an option!
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