Tobacco Companies Are Against New Cigarette Sales Rules
Tobacco Companies express their disagreement concerning the new cigarette sales rules offered by Mayor Bloomberg lately.
After the latest declarations of Mayor Bloomberg regarding new cigarette taxes and a ban on the display of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the stores a group of opponents expressed their opinion showing that these are bad ideas which will not lead to positive results. The group was supported by R.J. Reynolds.
Generally the group led by R.J. Reynolds comes out against the raise of cigarette taxes to $10.50 per pack and display of tobacco cigarettes in stores. Also the group condemns the decision of anti-smoking organizations to fine shops for selling untaxed cigarettes and the raise of smoking age from 18 to 21.
In their turn anti-smoking representatives interpret the behavior of smoking supporters as incorrect and dishonest. They underlined that this is "one more attempt by the tobacco industry to try to blur reality in their attempts" to attract the next generation to this harmful habit.
However Bryan Hatchell, a spokesman of R.J. Reynolds stated that the idea of raising taxes on cigarettes will lead to more losses than benefits. To his point of view if the price on cigarettes was kept on the same level then the collection of taxes would be more.
On the contrary Bloomberg's spokesman Samantha Levine stated that their opponents are on their way to lose the game. She emphasized that the situation repeats the previous one when the smoking was banned in bars and restaurants.