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July 2020 tobacco retail policy literature review

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The July 2020 PubMed literature review lists journal articles on tobacco retail environment or policy published within the past month. Articles with this icon are available free of charge. Exposure to the advertisement of toombak at the point-of-sale among adolescents in Khartoum State, Sudan: A cross-sectional study. Almahdi HM, Ali RW, Nasir EF. Tob Prev [...]

June 2020 tobacco retail policy literature review

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The June 2020 PubMed literature review lists journal articles on tobacco retail environment or policy published within the past month. Articles with this icon are available free of charge. Levels of support for the licensing of tobacco retailers in Australia: Findings from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2004-2016. Baker J, Masood M, Rahman MA, [...]

CDC: Smokers at higher risk from COVID-19

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Smokers are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking can compromise the immune systems of smokers, which is why they are at higher risk, according to the agency’s list of People at Higher Risk for Illness. [...]

Federal Tobacco 21 and the FDA flavors guidance

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On December 20, 2019, the federal legal minimum age of sale for tobacco products was raised to 21. On January 2, 2020, the FDA finalized a guidance that attempts to combat the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. Both of these actions have raised many questions about what will happen next and how these policies will [...]

FTC, TFK track big tobacco spending on ads, promotion

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The FTC has released 2018 data on marketing expenditures from the major cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies, finding that the tobacco companies spent $9.1 billion on advertising and promotion, or over $1 million per hour. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has tobacco marketing fact sheets with this new data. TFK also has new estimates of [...]

Mapping tobacco pricing

Law Atlas has created an interactive map with state-level statutes and regulations that affect tobacco pricing. The map covers laws effective as of Sept. 1, 2019, and identifies: The type and amount of cigarette taxes The allocation of cigarette tax revenue Tobacco products that are taxed, including e-cigarettes Preemption of taxation Minimum-price policies Below-cost and [...]