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December 11, 1991

Reducing Youth Access to Tobacco

Author Affiliations

From the Michigan Department of Public Health, Lansing.

From the Michigan Department of Public Health, Lansing.

JAMA. 1991;266(22):3186-3188. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470220102038
Abstract

To continue its longstanding commitment that smoking is not for young people, the tobacco industry... is supporting state legislation to make it tougher for young people to buy cigarettes. We are also working with retailers for strict compliance with state laws prohibiting sales of cigarettes to minors.—The Tobacco Institute, 1991 poster.

[W]e believe that tobacco distributors can play an important role in reinforcing retailer efforts to comply with state laws prohibiting tobacco sales to minors. Indeed, NATD currently is preparing a program to assist retailers in this regard. — Peter Strauss, president and chief executive officer, National Association of Tobacco Distributors.1

We are excited about NACS' responsible tobacco retailing program and will urge our members to adopt it as well as company policies against illegal tobacco sales. We believe strongly that it will be successful. — Kerley LeBoeuf, president and chief executive officer, National Association of Convenience Stores,

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