The Tobacco-Free Coalition has taken on a wide variety of policy efforts over the last two decades. Because the work of the Coalition is important and newsworthy, it often garners local and even national media attention. Media advocacy is also helpful in informing the public about the harms of tobacco products and the implementation of new policies to protect the public health. Attached are several examples of recent press stories related to the work of the San Francisco Tobacco-Free Coalition:


March 8th, 2017

  • Did you know that it’s easier to buy grape cigarillos than grapes in San Francisco? Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community San Francisco press event featured Healthy Retail SF Program, youth and young adult data collectors, and food justice leaders/guardians and what they found through a survey of 250+ tobacco retail stores: SF Weekly , Sing Tao Daily,   KTVU

May 6, 2016

  • Governor Jerry Brown signs package of state tobacco bills that raise minimum age of purchasing tobacco products to 21, includes electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, closed second hand smoke loopholes, extends smoking prohibitions in schools to charter schools, and creates annual fee for selling tobacco products: SFGate, SF Chronicle, NPR, ABCNews

March 11, 2016

  • Board of Supervisors approve raising the minimum age of purchasing tobacco products to age 21: SFGate, CNN, SF Weekly, KRON4
  • State Senate and Assembly passes state bill to raise minimum age of purchasing tobacco products to 21: LA Times, Huffington Post, ABC7

April 30, 2015

  • Board of Supervisors unanimously approve ban on smokeless tobacco at ball parks, SF Examiner, SF Weekly.

March 23, 2015

  • California Department of Public Health launches e-cigarette education campaign including television ads

January 6, 2015

December 12, 2014

March 18, 2014

March 7, 2014

March 5, 2014

July 2, 2013