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New York City’s Department of Health is considering a ban on beer and liquor specials at bars and restaurants that could put an end to post-work happy hours, the New York Post reports.While there’s no formal proposal in place, “it’s absolutely been discussed,” a source from within the Department told the Post.
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley has made it his mission to reduce risky alcohol use in the city, according to the Post. And while a ban on happy hour is consistent with that goal, it would require a change to state law.
There already appears to be one source of resistance to the plan, according to the Post: employees of the Health Department, some of whom, of course, are fans of happy hour themselves.
If New York enacts a happy hour ban, it would join 19 other states that already have such bans in place.
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