Tonight a Smoking Prevention Ordinance will be proposed at the Oakland City Council Meeting

Tonight at 6:30 pm Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington and Council President Larry Reid will propose a smoking prevention ordinance. If adopted, it will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, require the posting of the full retail price of tobacco products, prohibit the redemption of tobacco discounts and coupons and lastly, make administrative changes for the licensure of tobacco retailers.
Roots Community Health Center stands with the Vice Mayor and Council President on this matter. Once enacted, we have confidence that the ordinance will play a fundamental role in shaping healthy behaviors for our children of Oakland, and moreover the Greater Alameda County. We see this ban on flavors as the first step to ensuring tobacco free communities and a step closer to smoke-free housing.

Today, tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. For decades, African Americans have been the target of predatory marketing tactics that have in turn, disproportionality increased  tobacco related illness, and death. 

The meeting formally begins at 5:30 PM at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, California 94612. Per the agenda, the item will begin at 6:30 PM. Find more information here: http://bit.ly/2u5tQYB.

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