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Budwey's Supermarkets Stops Cigarettes Sales

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Another area grocery store has decided to pull all tobacco products from its store shelves. Buffalo-based Budwey's Supermarkets is following Wegman's lead.

Budwey's operates two stores, one in North Tonawanda and Buffalo on Kenmore Avenue. Owner Frank Budwey tells WBFO News they started the effort to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products about three weeks ago.

The American Lung Association in New York applauds Budwey's for its decision. Budweys is actually the third supermarket to halt tobacco sales. Along with Wegmans, a supermarket chain in Bronxville, New York stopped selling cigarettes.

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