It is nearly impossible for me to believe that the NYC gov't has the legal authority to do this.
The rationale they are offering is some nonsense about 2nd hand smoke -- in the motor exhaust laden air of NYC! Give me a break. This is a transparent lie.
They could not possibly produce any credible evidence if pressed in a court of law.
Is anybody organizing a protest?
There must be enough smokers in NYC that some real political heat could be brought to bear against Bloomberg and all the rest of his outrageous shenanigans -- like for example supporting the Ground Zero Victory Commemoration Mosque.
What do you think?