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Nassau's Abrahams draws a line in the smoke

Nassau County Legis. Kevan Abrahams wants to keep tobacco out of the hands of kids. But campaign contributors can light up.
Abrahams is having his big annual fundraiser this Thursday (May 6th) at Carltun on the Park, and guests are invited to have a cigar. They’re also available for purchase in a room the Carlton says is “specially ventilated to remove all smoke creating a very pleasant environment.”
Abrahams, a Hempstead Democrat, says on his government Web site that he “was instrumental in the passage of Tobacco 19, a local law that raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 19 in an effort to keep cigarettes off high school campuses.’
The fundraiser, on the other hand, “is a social event for adults,” he said. “There’s a big difference between an adult smoking a cigar every three months and kids smoking every day.”

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