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Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn will unveil legislation today in New York City to raise the...

Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn will unveil legislation today in New York City to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 years to 21 years. The Big Apple already has one of the most extensive set of smoking restrictions of major cities. Sector watch: Reynolds American (RAI -0.4%), Altria (MO +0.2%), and Lorillard (LO -0.3%) have seen buybacks and e-cigarettes sales help keep profitability levels up amid declining levels of cigarette smoking, but the increased promotional stance of the group worries analysts.
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  • Kevin Murphy
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    Stupid. Let'em smoke, die young and we keep the SS contributions.
    22 Apr 2013, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • Profitcripper
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    Cake is bad for you but we let them eat cake. They want to smoke let them smoke. No one is holding a gun to anyone head.
    22 Apr 2013, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • rocketman3
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    Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn's push to raise the age of buying tobacco to 21 has a snowball's chance in hell of passing. It's just a headline-grabbing vote catcher that will go nowhere -- the same as Quinn herself.

     

    22 Apr 2013, 10:29 PM Reply Like
  • User 6349201
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    Let me see! It is O.K. to be in the service and be killed if you are under 21 but you can't buy ciggies???? Dumb!!!
    23 Apr 2013, 01:00 AM Reply Like
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