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San Francisco County

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Population: 829,072

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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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Tobacco

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What's Changed in San Francisco County?

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

San Francisco County

  • In 2014, San Francisco adopted a Tobacco Retail Licensing ordinance, restricting future growth of new tobacco retail permits with an aim of decreasing the saturation of tobacco retailers in low income areas and communities of color. Since implementation in 2015, this ordinance has reduced citywide permits from 946 to 863.
  • Between 2013-2016, 10 local retail stores participated in the Healthy Retail San Francisco (HRSF) program which was established through a city ordinance, committing to make substantive changes in store operations, including installing new equipment to increase fresh produce availability and reducing advertising and access of less healthy options. As a result, community members are purchasing an average 1600 more items of produce per month in participating stores.

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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco County

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