SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are objecting to cigarette ads featuring the city’s iconic Haight neighborhood.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Public Health Director Mitch Katz sent a letter this week to R.J. Reynolds calling on the company to cancel the “Break Free Adventure” marketing campaign for Camel cigarettes.READ MORE: San Francisco Police Locate Yorkshire Terrier Stolen During Brazen Vehicle Break-In
They say the ads are illegally targeting children by including cities such as San Francisco that are associated with “independent music, trendiness, rebellion and freedom.”READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Excitement Builds As Hours Count Down To State's Reopening
The Haight district is featured in one ad. Las Vegas and Austin, Texas are among the other cities in the campaign.
David Howard, a spokesman for R.J. Reynolds, told the San Francisco Chronicle he could not comment on Herrera and Katz’s letter. But he said the campaign is focused on adults.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Temperatures Will Soar Into Triple Digits By Mid-Week
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