Petition to the Concord City Council
Dear Concord City Council:
One third of the Concord stores visited in 2018 sold tobacco to an underage decoy.
Half of Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) juniors say it’s “easy” to get cigarettes and nearly two out of three say it’s “easy” to get electronic cigarettes (vapes).
Cigarillos can be bought in Concord for as little as 99¢ for a pack of six, and single cigars are sold for even less!
Big Tobacco spends over $6 billion a year to deliberately keep prices low because they know over 100 studies have shown that higher prices reduce smoking among teens and inspire adults to quit.
Bay Area cities are addressing the problem of cheap, flavored, tobacco and vapes.
Please protect Concord youth.