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Initiative To Raise Cost Of Cigarettes To $13-A-Pack Gets NYC Mayor’s Support

If passed, the plan would make the city the most expensive place in the nation to buy cigarettes.

The New York Times: De Blasio Backs Plan To Lift Base Price Of Pack Of Cigarettes To $13
Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City to $13 and vowing to sharply reduce, over time, the number of stores that may sell tobacco products. Raising the minimum price of a pack to $13, from the current $10.50 minimum, would make New York the most expensive place in the nation to buy cigarettes, city officials said. (Neuman, 4/19)

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