Father of soldier fighting tobacco ban

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TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The father of a local soldier serving in Afghanistan is raising a red flag Tuesday night about a ban on sending tobacco products to our troops overseas.

This involves the PACT ACT which limits Indian retailers from sending untaxed smokes through the U.S. Mail, but it apparently may also limit the troops from getting packages from home with tobacco.

Town of Tonawanda father Vince Dellapenta got a call yesterday morning from his son serving with the Army in Afghanistan.

Dellapenta said, “My son said any tobacco products that you have for me at home, ship ’em out now.”

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