Tobacco Growing Communities and School Policy Compliance
In August, we also raise awareness to tobacco-dependent and economically affected communities. Tobacco use poses a greater burden on minority, low income, and low literacy populations. Characteristics that describe low socio-economic status populations include low income, individuals with less than 12 years of education, the medically under-served, the unemployed, and the working poor. Although there are many factors contributing to predicted tobacco use, socioeconomic status is the single greatest predictor.