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Contra Costa County

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Population: 1,081,232

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Survey Results

Click through the tabs to view survey results from stores that sell tobacco. The results are part of a statewide collaboration between tobacco use prevention, nutrition, alcohol prevention, and sexually transmitted disease prevention partners.

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What's Changed in Contra Costa County?

Check out some of the changes that happened in the County between the 2013-2016 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community surveys.

Contra Costa County

  • El Cerrito adopted a new law that prohibit the sale of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products (including electronic smoking devices) and small packs of little cigars and cigarillos. This law also prohibits new tobacco retailers from locating within 500 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds and libraries and within 1000 feet of an existing or another new retailer.
  • In 2016, the County Board of Supervisors voted to direct tobacco control staff to develop a comprehensive draft ordinances tobacco retail licensing ordinance. This draft will include bans on the sale of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products limit pack size and prohibit new tobacco retailers from locating within 1000 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds and libraries and within 500 feet of an existing or another new retailer. The proposed ordinances will also prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.

Statewide

  • All CVS pharmacies and the Raley’s supermarket chain stopped selling tobacco altogether.
  • In 2016, two new state laws became effective that changed how stores sell tobacco. One increased the legal age to sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21. The other required e-cigarettes to be treated the same as a tobacco product, closing a loophole.
  • On November 8, 2016, California voters overwhelming approved Proposition 56, which added a $2 tax on cigarettes, and an equivalent rate on other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
  • By 2014, all of the Big Tobacco companies jumped into the e-cigarette business, pouring tens of millions into advertising. And, a lot more stores, 2 out of 3, are selling e-cigarettes in California today than three years ago.

County Maps

Click through to view the amount of tobacco retailers in Contra Costa County per topic.

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Data provided by The California Community Health Assessment Tool (CCHAT) was developed by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and GreenInfo Network,with funding from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program grant #22RT- 0142, PI: Lisa Henriksen, PhD.

Demographics

See below for the makeup of Contra Costa County

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