Opinion: Closing Oakland’s Tobacco Store Loophole Will Protect Youth and Support Racial Equity | Post News Group
Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition is working to close a big loophole in Oakland's tobacco retail license ordinance that is leading to health inequities. Big Tobacco is using this loophole to get youth and low-income communities of color hooked on flavored tobacco, including menthol products through increasing the number of "adult-only" tobacco retailers that continue to sell flavored tobacco in the flatlands of East and West Oakland. These communities are at higher risk of COVID-19 and serious illness due to COVID-19. Take a look at this recent op-ed in The Post News Group to learn more about this health equity issue and what the Coalition is doing to improve the health of all communities in Oakland. https://postnewsgroup.com/2020/04/10/opinion-closing-oaklands-tobacco-store-loophole-will-protect-youth-and-support-racial-equity/
Bay AreaBerkeleyOpinionCommentaryMarinMarin CountyOaklandOakland PostRichmondSan FranciscoStockton Opinion: Closing Oakland’s Tobacco Store Loophole Will Protect Youth and Support Racial EquityBy Marlene Hurt and Airion Boatner - April 10, 202001229ShareFacebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp ...