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Proposal would limit tobacco sales in Erie Co.

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Posted at 4:07 AM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 12:44:27-04

The Erie County legislature is expected to introduce a proposal to limit the sales of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products.

The proposal would ban sales of those products in any store that contains a pharmacy, including stores like Walgreens and Rite-Aid.

Supporters say it should happen because tobacco products are addictive and dangerous, and they want to reduce the number of people who use tobacco products in Erie County.

Each year, 13,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed with lung cancer and 9,400 men and women die of the disease.