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New York governor moves to end breast enhancement ads on subway

By Marcus Hondro     Apr 10, 2014 in Politics
The state of New York's governor has taken aim at ads on New York City's subways that seek to drum up boob job business. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had Howard Glaser, his director of state operations, write the Metro Transit Authority about ceasing the ads.
“The MTA is a public conveyance, subsidized by $190 million annually in the state budget, plus over $5 billion in dedicated taxes,” Glaser wrote. “The public has a right to expect that the MTA will strive for a family-friendly environment.”
The ads in question are for a company called 'Doctors Plastic Surgery' and are on some 1,000 subway cars and on the walls of 50 subway stations. An issue Mr. Glaser raised in his letter was the amount of school-aged children that are viewing the ads and the message they are receiving.
CBS News reports that some transit riders report being offended by them, though others aren't bothered by them. An MTA spokesperson said they understand the concerns voiced by Mr. Glaser and Gov. Cuomo and would review their ad policy.
The ads say the breast enhancement surgery costs $3,800.
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