Tobacco Laws

New York City’s James Gennaro Problem

The New York City Council and the Mayor have created the largest black market in the history of the city of New York. This video sets the record straight that Councilmen Jim Gennaro and his cronies keep creating ridiculous law after law, in an effort to destroy grocery stores and other small businesses. The new […]

Read the full article →

Queens Tribune: Smoking Age Increase Raises Eyebrows

“Raising the cigarettes smoking age from 18 to 21 does nothing in terms of consumption. The problem is when you raise it to 21; you’re fueling the black market even more. The black market for cigarettes is tremendous already,” Brad Gerstman, spokesperson for the New York Association of Grocery Stores, said.

Read the full article →

Politicker: Tobacco Retailers Rage Against ‘Houdini’ Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“This mayor must be the great Houdini–he must be Houdini–because in 2001, when he took office, we were selling 42 million cartons of cigarettes in the City of New York,” the representative, David Schwartz, contended. “The great Houdini waved his magic wand and all of a sudden, in 2013 we’re selling 7 million cartons of cigarettes.”

Read the full article →

Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Cigarette Displays, Analysis with David Schwartz Partner of Gotham Government Relations

Wall Street Journal Warp

Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Cigarette Displays in NYC’s Stores, Analysis with David Schwartz, Partner at Gotham Government Relations & NYAGS on The Wall Street Journal Daily Wrap.

Read the full article →

NBC News Brad Gerstman on Tobacco Ban – Tiny Village Mayor’s Fight

NBC News

The mayor of a tiny village that tried to ban stores from displaying cigarettes has a message for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he attempts to do the same thing.

Read the full article →