New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hubris remains unchecked despite losing a legal battle to ban the sale of large sugary sodas. Now he’s going after tobacco displays.

A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.

The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed spots. They could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or during restocking.

It illustrates — yet again — that nanny-staters like Bloomberg believe their constituents are incapable of making decisions for themselves, and they will use government power to substitute their likes, dislikes, and values  for yours and mine.