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Cleveland City Council considers restricting sales of flavored tobacco

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Cleveland (an ASPiRE city) is considering an ordinance to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. Cleveland Public Health Director Dr. David Margolius said Cleveland has the highest smoking rate in the nation at 35%, well above the national average of 12%. “Most smokers, in Cleveland specifically, want to quit,” Margolius [...]

Chicago reaches $23.8M settlement with Juul Labs for marketing and sales to underaged youth

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On March 10, officials in Chicago (an ASPiRE city) announced a $23.8M settlement with JUUL Labs over claims that the company was engaged in harmful and deceptive business practices by marketing and selling vaping products to underage users. Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, applauded the announcement. “E-cigarette businesses cannot [...]

Investigating the first retail market for VLN cigarettes

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Last year, the FDA authorized the sale of the first low-nicotine cigarettes as modified-risk tobacco products, and a survey of the first retail test market in Chicago was recently published by ASPiRE’s Lisa Henriksen and co-authors. Researchers called all 133 Chicago-area Circle K stores and later visited those stores to asses VLN product placement, advertising, [...]

Report details impact of Tobacco 21 in Cincinnati

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An evaluation team led by ASPiRE’s Todd Combs and Veronica Chaitan, in collaboration with Interact for Health of Ohio, recently released a report of the team’s findings from a study of the successful efforts to pass, implement, and enforce Tobacco 21 in local communities. The report found that retailer support for Tobacco 21 increased during the [...]

Survey finds most U.S. adults support prohibiting tobacco sales

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A CDC study co-authored by ASPiRE’s Maggie Mahoney found that nearly two-thirds of adults support prohibiting menthol cigarette sales, while more than half support prohibiting all sales of tobacco products. The findings were based on a web panel survey of 6,455 U.S. adults age 18 or older. No significant racial and ethnic group differences were [...]

ASPiRE research cited in story about proposed flavor restrictions in Michigan

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The Detroit News cited ASPiRE’s research in a recent story about efforts to pass a statewide ban on flavored tobacco products in Michigan. “Eighty-five percent of the city’s population lives within a 10-minute walk of a tobacco retailer, according to ASPiRE, a center funded by the National Cancer Institute,” the story reported. The data is being [...]

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