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STUDY: Tobacco, Alcohol Readily Available to Kids in Sacramento

 
STUDY: Tobacco, Alcohol Readily Available to Kids in Sacramento
Posted March 5th, 2014 @ 2:24pm by KFBK News

A new study shows tobacco and alcohol products are easily available and accessible to kids in Sacramento and surrounding counties.  

Conducted by a collaboration of health and human service organizations, the survey shows nearly three out of four stores in the area sell tobacco products, alcohol or sugary drinks at the checkout, while just one out of three stores sell milk, fresh fruits or vegetables. 

E-cigarettes are also widely available -- particularly in Sacramento County -- where 62 percent of stores sell the highly addictive product.    

The findings also show more than four of five stores are selling candy-flavored tobacco products within 1,000 feet of a school. 

 

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