Racialized Geography, Corporate Activity, and Health Disparities: Tobacco Industry Targeting of Inner Cities
Yerger, Przewoznik and Malone discuss how the tobacco industry and its marketing strategies over the years has continued to advertise toward individuals living in low socioeconomic areas especially those with high rates of African Americans living in them. Yerger and her colleagues make a great point when they mention how tobacco companies increased tobacco utilization in low-socioeconomic areas by utilizing the demographics and geographies of cities across the United States. The individuals that tend to suffer the most by targeted tobacco advertising are predominantly African Americans. Due tobacco companies they have effectively managed to cause some areas more than others to suffer from tobacco related health disparities.