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Tobacco sellers target poorer regions

State study’s data back up anecdotes

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There are more tobacco retailers in neighborhoods with a higher proportion of low-income and minority residents, according to a new study from the state Department of Health. The study examined the relationship between demographic factors such as community income, race and ethnicity and median age in seven communities, including Albany. Michael Seilback, vice president for public policy and communications for the American Lung Association of the Northeast, said the study confirms what his organization has ...

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