Every year 24,000 youth begin smoking in New York State alone, and exposure to tobacco marketing in stores is a primary cause of youth smoking. Point-of-sale tobacco marketing should be covered and out of sight.
Studies show that kids are twice as likely as adults to notice and remember retail tobacco advertising. And, since the tobacco industry spends millions of dollars a day to market its deadly products in stores where teens shop, our kids are exposed to high levels of tobacco marketing everyday.
Please join us. Sign our petition and take a stand to protect our kids from tobacco marketing in stores!