Philadelphia Takes Steps to Curb Tobacco Sales to Youth

Philadelphia is taking steps to curb tobacco sales -- particularly to youth -- in its city.

The plan will try to limit the number of stores selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in low-income neighborhoods.

It will also increase the annual fee for retailers selling tobacco from $50 to $300. Additional details of the plan were expected to be officially announced Wednesday.

The plan comes on the heels of an increased cigarette tax that went into effect across Pennsylvania and added to the hefty price of a pack of cigarettes in Philadelphia, where the city places an additional $2 tax on each pack.

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