Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community
Today in California, one of the biggest threats to our health is from chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and stroke, which are worsened by tobacco use, alcohol abuse and not eating healthy foods or exercising.
That means our community stores play a vital role in our health. The first step is understanding what Californians find in their local stores. Surveys were conducted in 2019, between March and June, throughout California to assess product marketing and the availability of healthy and unhealthy options in stores that sell tobacco. Nearly 8,000 randomly selected licensed tobacco retailers were surveyed in all 58 counties.
We can work together to make the healthy choice the easy choice. With better understanding of what’s in our community stores we can look to make changes that can help improve community health.
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