Posted by: audreybenenati | March 15, 2010

Senate Passes Cigarette Bill

Posted: Friday, 12 March 2010 3:22PM

A late night vote in the U-S Senate could threaten a portion of the Seneca Nation of Indians cigarette business. Senators voted unanimously to ban the U-S Postal Service from mailing tobacco products.

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the goal of the legislation is to protect kids. "Its very important that we do everything we can to make sure children don’t smoke. Children smoking is an unacceptable statistic that we need to fight against and what we found is that children are getting access to cigarettes by ordering over the internet so we want to really proclude mail ordering of cigarettes unless there’s protections put in place that really assure that our young children aren’t smoking."

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