Tobacco Ads in Stores Lure Teens, Should Be Banned: Researchers reports on tobacco ads in stores and the influence they have on teens. Teens who regularly visit stores that display point-of-sale ads for tobacco products were twice as likely to try smoking — a finding researchers said argues for a complete ban on such advertising.

HealthDay News reported July 19 that researchers who surveyed 2,110 teens ages 11-14 found that — contrary to industry claims — point-of-sale ads are highly effective in motivating teens to smoke. Such ads represent 90 percent of all tobacco-industry spending on advertising.

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