Bodega owners push back against proposed cigarette rules (5/8/13)

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NEW YORK -- Several tobacco measures before the New York City Council would be bad for business. That was the message business owners sent to the council's health committee on Thursday afternoon.

The committee is currently reviewing three proposals that would directly affect the way tobacco products are displayed at retail and who can buy them. Last week, council members -- led by Council Speaker Christine Quinn -- proposed raising the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21, up from the current legal age of 18.

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