Cigarette Packs Could Cost At Least $13 Apiece Under New Legislation
01:02, Apr 20, 2017
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In an effort to cut down the number of NYC smokers by 160,000 within the next three years, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced legislation Wednesday afternoon that would raise the minimum price on a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13 - "the highest price floor in the nation", the mayor said.
Bootlegging of cigarettes (and alcohol, also highly taxed in New York) costs the state almost $2 billion in tax revenue each year.
Right now the lowest price for a pack of cigarettes in the city is $10.50 a pack.
The mayor says he also wants to license and cap tobacco sellers and e-cigarette retailers.
"These companies have used the same playbook for decades, and we can no longer sit by while the next generation becomes addicted", said Mayor Bill de Blasio". Requiring all residential buildings to create a smoking policy and disclosing it to both current and prospective tenants 5. Another piece of legislation bans pharmacies-or retail stores that have pharmacies-from selling tobacco products, including cigarettes, a longtime goal of anti-smoking activists.
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