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Village needs a champion

July 20, 2012
The Leader Herald

In October, the village of Haverstraw, N.Y., is slated to become the first and only municipality in the U.S. to restrict the use of tobacco displays in retail shops. The new law, adopted April 16, will regulate the use of the tobacco marketing technique known as the "power wall": the massive display of tobacco products located behind the counter at many convenience stores, gas stations and other retail locations. These power walls are designed to attract new users (who are primarily youths) and prompt impulse purchases.



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