NEW DATA SHOWS YOUNG PEOPLE IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY ARE TARGETED BY UNHEALTHY MESSAGES IN RETAIL STORES March 5, 2014

Health Study: Stores tempt youths with booze, smokes and munchies - March 5, 2014

CVS Quits Selling Tobacco Product
     

           





           











Riverside County Tobacco Control Project is funded by California's Proposition 99. The initiative, which was passed in 1988, increased tax on cigarettes from .10 to .35. Since Prop 99's passage there has been a drop in the smoking prevalence in California from 26% to 14%.

Along with tobacco prevention education, the Tobacco Control Project also provides staff support and technical assistance to the Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities of Riverside County. The coalition members represent various local community organizations throughout Riverside County. The Coalition has spearheaded numerous public policies and community activities.
For more information call (951) 358-4977

Success Stories

Our Success Stories

Tobacco control efforts to remove tobacco from pharmacies. The Tobacco Control Project was the force behind the non-smoking policy enactment at Riverside Community College and College of the Desert. Ailing Joe Cancer  is an example of the not-so-glamorous results of smoking. Here he is making the rounds at the Indio Date Festival.