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Local effort to keep unhealthy products from kids

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Local public health groups are coming together to keep unhealthy products with kid-friendly flavors out of the hands of our youth.

The goal is to limit how marketing practices influence consumption of unhealthy products.

Groups found that mini-bottles of alcohol and e-cigarettes with flavors like "gummy bears" draw attention from young children, especially when placed on the front counter.

"We hope that parents will go into corner stores, convenience stores, chain stores with a new eye, to really looking at how these environments are going to impact their kids' choices," Debra Kelly of the American Lung Association said.

Organizers say they want retailers to emphasize healthy choices and offer more fruit and vegetables.

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