More than 80%
of all deaths in California are caused by chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic respiratory diseases. Many of these deaths can be prevented by eliminating tobacco use, limiting alcohol intake, eating healthy and being physically active.
Each year, 12,100 kids under 18 become new daily smokers and 40,000 California adults die from smoking.
Each year, the average California teen consumes the equivalent of 39 lbs of sugar from sugary drinks.
In California, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at a 20-year high with nearly 250,000 new cases of STDs reported in California in 2015.
Almost 1/3 of California kids start drinking before the age of 15.
The Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign is a statewide collaboration between tobacco and alcohol use prevention, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and nutrition partners. The goal is to improve the health of Californians through changes in community stores and to educate people on how in-store product marketing influences the consumption of unhealthy products. Working together, we can make healthier communities while maintaining vibrant businesses.