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Letter: Raising cigarette age won't help

Cigarettes behind the counter of the Sunrise Optimo

Cigarettes behind the counter of the Sunrise Optimo store at 304 Court St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn on March 18, 2013. Credit: Linda Rosier

Raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 is ineffective ["New Suffolk cigarette law," News, April 15].

The best way to curtail smoking is to require graphic displays, at points of sale and on every package, of what happens to your body when you smoke.

I realize that there will be arguments from cigarette manufacturers. But New York could require the graphic displays and say, if you want to sell cigarettes here, this is now the law.

Edward Mutchnick, Lindenhurst
 

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