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Who wants to be a Tobacco-Free Providence Ambassador?

In continuing its work to promote responsible business practices, Tobacco-Free Providence has designated 22 local tobacco vendors as Tobacco-Free Providence Ambassadors. Mayor Taveras’ Healthy Communities Office invites additional retailers to apply to become ambassadors, in recognition of their adherence to city, state and federal tobacco laws. Ambassadors will receive a free window sticker promoting their participation, as well as a citation from Mayor Taveras, thanking them for helping to keep tobacco out of the hands of minors.


Local vendors must meet the following criteria to be eligible:


-Have a current City of Providence tobacco registration and be up to date with state tobacco sales license

-Does not sell single cigarettes/loosies

-Always card/ID customers that appear to be underage

-Staff trained not to sell tobacco to minors, and have practices in place to deter selling to minors

-No tobacco fines/violations within the previous 12 months

-Store owner must agree to comply with additional city ordinances banning the sale of flavored tobacco and the redemption of tobacco coupons and manufacturers discounts once they are implemented later this year.


Tobacco-Free Providence Ambassador Window Decal


Stores that are currently enrolled in the Ambassador program include:


Anthony’s Drug Store  (219 Manton Ave.)

Broadway Liquors (361 Broadway)

Cristina Market (524 Smith St.)

Diana Market (115 Knight St.)

Dixi Mart/7-Eleven (548 Atwells Ave.)

Elmhurst Market (659 Smith St.)

El Encanto Market (508 Plainfield St.)

Esquire Liquor (824 Charles St.)

Favian Liquors (500 Cranston St.)

Grasso Gulf (35 Plainfield St.)

Junio Mini Market (294 Pocasset Ave.)

Kelly’s car wash (200 Charles St.)

La Guira Meat Market (531 Hartford Ave.)

Lopez Liquors (461 Smith St.)

Madeira Liquors (174 Ives St.)

Portuguese American Market (896 Allens Ave.)

Reyes Food Market (701 Cranston St.)

Reyes Liquors (1187 Westminster St.)

Sanchez Enterprises (676 Broad St.)

Summit Liquors (452 Hartford Ave.)

Sunrise Market (1222 Smith St.)

V &J Grocery (272 Public St.)

We Gas (1344 Westminster St.)


Have questions or want to apply? Please contact Peter Asen at 401-421-2489 x753, or

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