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Fuming Bodega Owners Rip N.Y. Mayor's Cig Plan

Fuming bodega owners yesterday insisted that the city’s latest anti-smoking push would snuff out up to 90% of their tobacco sales — costing them thousands of dollars a week in revenue while creating yet another black market for scofflaws. A worker at the JaJa Deli in Greenwich Village, argued that Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to bar all tobacco-product displays, as well as the single-sale ban on cheap cigars and cigarillos, “will not stop people from smoking.”

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