Racial discrimination in minors' access to tobacco

  • Landrine H
  • Klonoff E
  • Alcaraz R
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Abstract

When eight black and eight white children tried to purchase cigarettes in California, where purchase by minors is illegal, black children were sold cigarettes significantly more often, especially in black neighborhoods and by nonblack clerks, and adult customers made no effort to stop them. Implications for smoking prevention are discussed. (SLD)

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Authors

  • Hope Landrine

  • Elizabeth A. Klonoff

  • Roxanna Alcaraz

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