THE FACTS TELL A CLEAR STORY:

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Big Tobacco uses advertising images and flavors that appeal to kids...

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Big Tobacco advertises closer to schools in low income neighborhoods...

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Big Tobacco advertises 10 times as much in black neighborhoods in a number of cities...

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IT'S NO ACCIDENT...IT'S PROFILING

SOURCE: Rising, J., & Alexander, L. (2011). Marketing of menthol cigarettes and consumer perceptions. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 9(Suppl 1), S2. http://doi.org/10.1186/1617-9625-9-S1-S2

SOURCE: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults: a report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health;2012.

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administation. (2013). Preliminary Scientific Evaluation of the Possible Public Health Effects of Menthol versus Nonmenthol Cigarettes. Retrieved here

Most don’t know this type of profiling is taking place. Make sure your alderman knows what Big Tobacco is up to … tell them it has to stop!