Cigarette Ban For This New York City?
If you are still smoking cigarettes, there may soon be a ban on at least one popular variety in one particular city in New York State.
Smoking has been proven to cause various health issues. However, for some it is more about the price than the concern for health. Taxes and fees forced many smokers to quit!
In Buffalo, New York, at least one official wants to stop the sale of menthol cigarettes.
A group called Stan Martin Consulting believes these type of cigarettes should be removed from store shelves in order to prevent people from getting addicted to smoking. The hope is to have an ordinance adopted by June 30th, 2024.
This follows what other places across the nation are trying to do as well.
NEW LAWS ACROSS THE BOARD?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the government do things and restrict things we never thought possible all in the name of safety and protection. However, when it comes to smoking and cigarettes, the best the government seem to do is throw a tax at it or adjust the age to purchase them.
In other places, such as the UK, there are laws being changed regarding smoking and the plan seems to be to eventually keep everyone from smoking one generation at a time.
There are reports that people in England born on or after January 1, 2009, will be banned from ever buying cigarettes under plans announced Wednesday by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, Sunak declared England's smoking age would be raised annually, so a 14-year-old today will never be allowed to buy cigarettes legally.
Australia will closely monitor a UK plan to ban cigarette sales for future generations, as the government progresses plans to prevent young people from picking up a smoking habit.
As much as parents would love to keep their kids from lighting up here in New York State, it is not likely that the laws would ever be that restrictive here. There some who are convinced that the state's take of money is too much to let go of and the tax revenue is too strong.