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Contra Costa County Youth Aggressively Targeted With Tobacco, Alcohol Ads

Published Friday March 10

A study released by the Contra Costa World Department on Wed shows that alcohol, tobacco and not healthy foods are being promoted to the county’s youth at alarming rates, especially in poorer cities.

The data, which comes courtesy of a statewide likely survey shows that 77 percent of stores near county schools sell tobacco products in kid-friendly flavors, like cherry and watermelon.

Youth in the county’s lower-income areas, like Richmond and Antioch, are targeted more aggressively and have a larger number of liquor and tobacco shops near schools than do affluent suburbs of Danville and Walnut Creek, the study shows.

Article length: About 410 words.
Tags: Walnut Creek
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