Posted by: audreybenenati | November 23, 2009

Buffalo wants to limit tobacco sale outlets

By Tom Buckham


November 21, 2009, 6:44 AM

A Buffalo councilman wants to clamp down on the sale of tobacco products within city limits.

Masten Council Member Demone Smith claims that the number of smokers is higher in Buffalo than elsewhere in the state, “in part because of the predatory marketing practices of the tobacco industry,” whose advertisements often target children. He proposes limiting “the number of licensed tobacco selling outlets” allowed to operate in the city.

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