Posted October 12, 2018 07:08:04 A brand new cigarette dispensers has appeared on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The dispensers are the latest to join the city’s growing list of smoking-free zones.
The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement on Friday that it had installed a “smoking cessation and smoking cessation kiosk” at the intersection, a project that will cost $5 million and be complete by September 2020.
The kiosk will be used by New Yorkers who have not smoked in the past two weeks and who will receive a refill of cigarettes, the department said.
It is also the first time that New Yorkers can buy cigarettes at any point in time, with a maximum of $10.20 per pack, in the city.
The department said it plans to install about 2,000 kiosks around the city in 2019, and will work to expand the number to 3,000 by 2020.