New York Public Interest Research Group study shows city students overexposed to tobacco advertisements

The survey found 46 tobacco ads among 12 stores in the Tremont section of the Bronx alone. (11/14/13)

BROOKLYN - A new report says that many city students are being overexposed to tobacco advertisements near their schools.

The New York Public Interest Research Group commissioned the study, called "Overexposed," with high school and college students helping out by checking stores in their Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens communities.

Businesses included in the study were bodegas, pharmacies, gas station and smoke shops, and they were mapped out to show that nearly all are within walking distance to schools.

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According to NYPIRG, tobacco use kills more people than AIDS, illegal drugs, homicide and suicide combined in New York City.

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