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Tobacco companies offer deadly discounts

August 22, 2013
The Leader Herald

Youth smoking is still a problem in New York and remains the leading cause of preventable death. We need to protect our youth and put an end to the deadly discounts that are addicting our kids to tobacco. The evidence is undeniable - people smoke more when cigarettes cost less. Studies show a 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes causes a 3 percent to 5 percent decrease in purchases among adults, and youth are even more price sensitive.



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