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New DHHS report: Spike in 2015 tobacco retail sales to youth

Sales are up even though use is down, according to studies, that also show some young smokers purchase products directly from a licensed tobacco retailer. Data from the 2015 YRBS shows that 13.6 percent of the 14,837 students who answered this question report they get their cigarettes from a store or gas station, indicating a need to improve merchant education and enforcement in New Hampshire. READ MORE