Tobacco marketing concentrated in poorest Albany neighborhoods

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on February 13, 2017
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A new report released today highlights the striking disparities in tobacco use and marketing in low-income neighborhoods in the City of Albany. The report exposes tobacco marketing as a primary reason that low-income people smoke at higher rates and suffer more severe health consequences than their higher-income counterparts.  The findings from a series of community conversations held with Arbor Hill, South End, West Hill and Downtown Albany residents shows strong support for evidence-based strategies that would reduce tobacco marketing in low-income neighborhoods.

The release of the report follows on the heels of a nationally launched campaign from truth initiative calling attention to tobacco marketing disparities that result in disproportionate marketing to African Americans and low-income people, among others. The #STOPPROFILING Campaign exposes tobacco marketing as more than a public health issue. . .it’s a social justice issue.

Full Report: Addressing Tobacco Use Health Inequities in the City of Albany
Press Release, February 13, 2017 
truth campaign #STOPPROFILING

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