LETTER: Seventh-grader wants tobacco ads removed from local haunts

To the Editor:

Recently my family and I stopped for gas and snacks at a Circle K. On the window, I noticed two big tobacco signs.  They were colorful and attention-grabbing. My sister saw them and asked what they were. I had to explain to my 7-year-old sister that JUUL is a vape and it is unhealthy.

She thought it was jewelry and not something that can damage your health. If the signs weren’t there, she wouldn’t have been exposed to tobacco. I also see these ads on the doors of SV foods in my home town and two big displays on the counter near the ice-cream and pizza (two of our favorite foods).

I hope to see that tobacco ads will be placed indoors and in adult only areas.

Respectfully, Rocco Pizzuto, Stockbridge

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