Tobacco Marketing Works…Just Ask Your Kids. Protect Our Kids from Tobacco Marketing in Stores.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012 | Categories:
Cassie Coombs, Program Coordinator, Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership Mary Judge, Coalition Director, Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County In New York State, 24,100 kids become new daily smokers each year. Tobacco companies know that our youth are their next generation of smokers. Retail stores are the main channel of communication for the tobacco industry, and they spend more money to market their product than the junk food, soda and alcohol industries combined. A total of $1.1 Million per day in NYS. The research shows that exposure to tobacco marketing in stores, such as colorful, well-lit cigarette displays at store registers, is a primary cause of youth smoking. Learn how you can protect our kids from tobacco marketing in stores.Steuben Rural Health Network