Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 17: ‘Authentic Voices’ – An Interview with Shaun Pryor

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This episode is the first in what we hope will be a new series called, ‘Authentic Voices’, where we speak with individuals in communities across the US to hear how their lived experiences and interactions in the retail environment impacted their journey with tobacco.

In this episode, we speak with Shaun Pryor, a Chicago-native and Oklahoma-transplant who is an outspoken advocate against Big Tobacco and the manipulative tactics they use to lure youth and customers of all ages. We discuss his journey from smoking to quitting to advocacy and action, and touch on the industry’s targeting of Black communities and the ways we can make lasting change in tobacco control.

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Transcript for the episode can be found here


For more information on topics discussed in this episode:


Flavored Tobacco Products

Disparities in Point-of-Sale Advertising and Retailer Density

Tobacco 21

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