S.I. Lawmaker Named Tobacco Wants Cigarette Signs Torn Down
Assemblyman (R) Lou Tobacco wants several cigarette ads taken down from a fence around a BP gas station in the Great Kills section of Staten Island.

The signs are a block and a half away from the Staten Island Montessori School and in a neighborhood with a sizable population of school-age children. He says many residents in the the community back his complaint, and he doesn't think it's in anyone's best interest to be advertising cigarettes, regardless of the ad's location.

The Staten Island Advance says the politician filed a compliant with BP's headquarter.

The Assemblyman is known for his "Tobacco Against Tobacco" campaign in the borough, where he goes to schools and talks to kids about the dangers of smoking.

Tobacco told the Advance he expects a response within a few days.