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179. Smoking Causes Tooth Decay
New York City’s mayor is against smoking. Stores
sell cigarettes must display big anti-smoking ads. One
shows a decayed tooth. The ad says, “Smoking
Tooth Decay. Quit Smoking Today. Call 311 or
-866-NYQUITS.” Store owners are upset. They say the ads
their free speech. Their free speech allows them
display only the ads they want to display.
don’t want to display anti-smoking ads. The ads
their cigarette sales. The ads hurt their business.
officials said consumers must know the facts. They
know that smoking is dangerous. The store owners
suing the city. But one store owner said, “
ads don’t bother me. Everyone knows that smoking
dangerous. Is there a person in this country
doesn’t know that? Smokers don’t look at those
. Smokers don’t care about their health. All they
about is their next cigarette.”