The proposed NYC Outdoor Smoking ban that will now make it illegal to enjoy a tobacco product on a park or beach is serious stuff. For folks around the country, you might already be seeing this crap happen in your local municipalities. For others, if something like this is allowed to happen, it could have a devastating impact on tobacconists and tobacco enthusiasts nationwide.
This is being proposed by Mayor Mike Bloomberg (affectionately called by Cigar Coop Mayor Mike Gloomberg). While some non-smoking enthusiasts may think this is good, think again. If you think he will stop at tobacco, think again. If he wipes out tobacco, he will find something else. Just think about not being able to enjoy a Coca Cola someday because Bloomberg thinks it is bad for you.
The Cigar Rights of America site has a great action alert on this proposal. They make some great points – namely:
“Michael Bloomberg won a third term as Mayor of New York by a margin of 50,342 votes, out of 1.1 million ballots cast. This, after he dropped $80 million on his campaign, and garnering just eight more votes per precinct than his opponent, NYC Controller William Thompson, in each of the city’s 6,110 polling sites. Eight votes per precinct, and there would have been no more Bloomberg.”
I guarantee that each precinct has eight tobacco enthusiasts who would NOT want a policy like this. Remember this is a legal product that the government doesn’t mind being sold because they can collect taxes off of this. Be sure to make your local politicians aware that you will not stand for nonsense like this.
PLEASE CLICK THE PETITION WHEREVER YOU LIVE AND HELP PUT A STOP TO THIS NONSENSE.