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Ninety-Four Percent of Teens Exposed to Tobacco Ads in Stores

RICHMOND- A new survey of more than 6,400 Virginia residents statewide finds that 94 percent of teens are exposed to tobacco advertising in gas stations and convenience stores. According to the survey conducted by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s volunteer high school action group, Y Street, 88 percent of teens responding rated the presence of tobacco ads in convenience stores and gas stations as “noticeable” or “very noticeable.”

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