Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition in Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery counties educate community leaders and the community about store tobacco-products displays and tobacco marketing in stores.
Tobacco marketing refers to the posters and signs inside and outside stores, as well as the colorful, well-lit displays of tobacco products behind the counter in most convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and grocery stores. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, in New York state the tobacco industry spends about $1 million per day to market its products. Each year in New York state, 22,500 youths become new daily smokers and 31.6 million packs of cigarettes are bought or smoked by New York state children.
For more information on the issue of tobacco marketing in stores, please visit www.projectactionhfm.org.
Project Action associate