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Santa Cruz County

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Population: 267,203

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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 Santa Cruz County?

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

Santa Cruz County

  • In 2015, the City of Scotts Valley enacted its first Tobacco Retail Licensing ordinance, which includes fines or license revocation for stores caught selling tobacco products to underage persons.
  • In 2016, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors amended the County’s existing Tobacco Retail Licensing ordinance to include e-cigarettes and added zoning restrictions for new tobacco retailers selling tobacco within 600 feet from schools and other youth-serving facilities.
  • All five jurisdictions in Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, Capitola, the unincorporated County) amended their existing tobacco control ordinances to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is already prohibited.

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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County

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