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FLORIDA’S STORES ARE THE FRONT LINES OF TOBACCO CONTROL

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla — An estimated 32,300 Floridians die from smoking-related illnesses each year[1] and tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the nation and in our state.[2] Tobacco companies increased their advertising dollars at the point of sale by more than 42 percent in just one year.[3] When it comes to recruiting new youth to use tobacco, studies show this tactic has been effective – the likelihood of starting can more than double for youth who visit a store with point-of-sale tobacco ads at least twice a week.[4]

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