In an effort to curb excessive alcohol consumption, the New York City Health Department is proposing a reduction of the city’s alcohol retail outlets, including bars and corner stores, according to a report in the New York Post.
It’s all part of an initiative “intended to generate creative ideas to build on our initiatives including smoking cessation, reducing excessive drinking, promoting healthy eating and increasing physical activity,” said New York City Health Department spokesperson John Kelly.
Several business owners and trade groups, have spoken out against the idea.
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