“Tobacco Sales to Youth Slip”, an SF Gate Article to be featured in the Chronicle!

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YLI is My Story

Our very own Tobacco USe Reduction Force (TURF) campaign was highlighted in the San Francisco Gate news.

“Research conducted by the Tobacco Use Reduction Force, a group of seven young people who each represent a different neighborhood, found that of the more than 1000 tobacco retailers in the city, 517 were located in just three of the eleven districts, all with a lower than average median income.

“These high concentrations normalize the use of tobacco in disadvantaged communities,” said Avni Desai, program coordinator at the Youth Leadership Institute, which runs the TURF program. “It creates a health disparity.”

For the entire article, click HERE!