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Tobacco, alcohol ads more abundant in San Joaquin County

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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am

Eighty-three percent of food stores in San Joaquin County display exterior advertising for unhealthy products, such as signs for cigarette and alcohol, compared to just 71 percent on average statewide.

Furthermore, compared to the state average, the county has the lowest cigarette prices and more stores selling candy-, mint- and liquor-flavored tobacco products, which may entice teenagers and lower-income residents, according to public health officials.

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