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Protect youth from tobacco addiction

July 10, 2013
The Leader Herald

I would like to commend Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition of Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery Counties and their partners for their efforts in protecting our youth from the dangers of tobacco marketing through their Point of Sale Campaign. The purpose of the "Our Kids Have Seen Enough" campaign is to educate New Yorkers about the dangers of tobacco industry marketing in retail stores and the effect that this marketing has on our youth. With our day-to-day hectic schedules, we adults may not always notice the tremendous amount of tobacco marketing in the stores, but our children do. The bright, colorful tobacco displays are right there in direct view to our kids, as they stand at most any register in gas stations, grocery stores and convenience stores. Research and studies have proven how tobacco marketing impacts our youth. I would like to share some of the alarming facts:



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