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Study: Tobacco Ads Target Low-Income, Black Youth

Marketing for menthol cigarettes in California is higher at retailers near high schools with more low-income, black students, according to a study by the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Lisa Henriksen of the Stanford Prevention Research Center -- which recently presented the research at a legislative briefing in Sacramento -- said, "There is a systematic targeting (of disadvantaged communities) in the tobacco industry, which is an extraordinary public health problem."

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