Higher accessibility to tobacco and cannabis retailers found in Black and Hispanic communities may increase use
- July 19, 2022
- Veronica Vieira, public health and CPIP, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, July 19, 2022
Led by corresponding author and PhD Student, Joshua Rhee, the study found that Los Angeles-area cannabis retailers were concentrated near tobacco retailers; and that these clusters were more likely to be found in areas with higher percentages of racial/ethnic minorities. Co-authors include faculty members and David Timberlake, PhD. Learn more.
Joshua Unbin Rhee, Veronica M. Vieira, Caislin L. Firth, Eric R. Pedersen, Michael S. Dunbar, and David S. Timberlake. 2022. “Concentration of Cannabis and Tobacco Retailers in Los Angeles County, California: A Spatial Analysis of Potential Effects on Youth and Ethnic Minorities.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 83:4, 502-511. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2022.83.502.
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