Tobacco Industry Continues To Target Teens

More than 60 percent of public schools are located within 1,000 feet of tobacco retailers

September 1, 2020
Tobacco Industry Continues To Target Teens

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By Steven John

A new Stanford-led study reveals that more than 60 percent of public schools are located within 1,000 feet of tobacco retailers and there are far more tobacco retailers in the lowest-income neighborhoods than in the highest-income neighborhoods.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids President Matthew Myers came on the program to discuss details of the new research.

Myers says there is a startlingly high number of tobacco retailers in the 30 cities surveyed, far more than Starbucks coffee shops or McDonald’s restaurants.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.