When the New York City Council voted overwhelming to ban flavored tobacco in NYC, no one believed it would go anywhere and if it did, it would only affect cigarettes. When the Little General of New York, His Highness Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the ban in October of 2009, people rolled their eyes and went about their business. Just more New York Crazy. More important things to worry about like how the Yankees and Mets are doing.
I was not one of those dismissing the tobacco flavor ban out of hand. Bloomberg has a habit of banning anything he doesn't personally like whether he has the legal authority or not. He has a lot of money and is used to getting what he wants. What the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law was an ordinance banning the sale of all tobacco products (excluding cigarettes.....) that contain a characterizing flavor other than menthol, mint or wintergreen.
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