Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law in October a bill that prohibits New Yorkers under the age of 21 from purchasing cigarettes. The law, which was approved by city council with a vote of 35 to 10, will go into effect in early 2014. Retailers that violate the law will be fined up to $1,000 for a first time offense, $2,000 for a second offense and will have their license revoked for repeat offenses within a three year period. New York City is the first major city to raise the smoking age to 21.
Black Lives Matter rallies to “cancel” Carmine’s after arrest of three black women over vaccine mandates
Carmine’s released a statement denying the incident had anything to do with racism.
Preachers, Pole Dancers, and Protesters rally against vaccine mandates at New York’s Freedom Rally
They were also opposed to the requirement that NYC patrons of indoor dining and fitness facilities display vaccine cards, which they refer to as “Totalitarian Vaccine Passports” and “Movement Licenses.”