Mayor Bloomberg's bid to see all stores in New York City keep tobacco products in concealed...

|By:, SA News Editor

Mayor Bloomberg's bid to see all stores in New York City keep tobacco products in concealed locations is aimed at teenagers. While adult smoking rates have dropped from 21.5% to 14.8% over nine years, the youth rate remained flat at 8.5%. What to watch: Though Bloomberg's crusade against larger-sized soda drinks is a national mockery, on smoking regulations he may have support. After Canada, England. and Ireland passed similar laws to ban cigarette displays - more regions in the U.S. could follow NYC and pressure sales for Reynolds American (RAI), Altria (MO), and Lorillard (LO).