THE BRONX - A new report says that many city students are being overexposed to tobacco advertisements near their schools.

The New York Public Interest Research Group commissioned the study, called "Overexposed," with high school and college students helping out by checking stores in their Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens communities.

The group surveyed 12 stores in the Tremont section of the Bronx, finding 46 tobacco ads posted among them, including 15 on storefronts.

Businesses included in the study were bodegas, pharmacies, gas station and smoke shops, and they were mapped out to show that nearly all are within walking distance to schools.

According to NYPIRG, tobacco use kills more people than AIDS, illegal drugs, homicide and suicide combined in New York City.