Updated: April 22, 2021
REPORT SHOWS BIG TOBACCO USES MENTHOL TO TARGET COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN SOLANO
This April, state and county researchers released a report featuring findings from a survey conducted at Solano County’s tobacco retailers. The study reveals the tobacco industry has ratcheted up their marketing, pushing more flavored and menthol products that pose a threat to young people and vulnerable communities. Solano County topped the list for menthol cigarette sales among California counties, with over 96 percent of retailers stocking mentholated products, compared to 88 percent statewide and only 17 percent in San Francisco, where menthol is highly regulated.
Big tobacco is making a killing across Solano County thanks to menthol, flavors and new products you’ve never seen before. The industry targets our communities with in-your-face advertising, coupons and discounts because they think we are easy money. They get cash. We get killed.
Fight back today at www.wearenotprofitsolano.org.