Project: Retailer Density and Disease

Results: 10

Sociodemographic Disparities in Tobacco Retailer Density in the United States, 2000–2017

A study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research examines the relationship between tobacco retailer density and neighborhood sociodemographic characteristics from 2000 to 2017. ASPiRE co-authors Sarah Mills, Amanda Kong, Alexandria Reimold, Chris Baggett, and Shelley Golden found that tobacco retailer density was higher in areas with more Black and Hispanic residents and also in neighborhoods with [...]

Tobacco company agreements with tobacco retailers for price discounts and prime placement of products and advertising: a scoping review

A study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reviewed existing literature to better understand the use of often-secretive contracts between tobacco companies and retailers. ASPiRE’s Alexandria Reimold, Joseph Lee, and Kurt Ribisl found that contracts are common and often require retailers to lower product pricing, display signage, promote products, and give products highly visible placement. Contracts [...]

Trends in Cigarette Marketing Expenditures, 1975–2019: An Analysis of Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Reports

A study published in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research revealed shifts in cigarette marketing from 1975 to 2019. Cigarette marketing expenditures peaked at $21.1 billion in 2003 and have shifted from advertising to retail spending, according to a new study by ASPiRE’s Haijing Ma, Alexandria Reimold, and Kurt Ribisl. They found spending increased from 1975 [...]

Associations of tobacco retailer density and proximity with adult tobacco use behaviours and health outcomes: a meta-analysis

This analysis, published in the international journal Tobacco Control, examined and statistically combined the results of 27 studies of tobacco retail density, adult tobacco use, and health outcomes from 8 countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, New Zealand, Scotland, and the U.S. The authors found that lower tobacco retailer density was associated with a 2.6% [...]

Trends in the Number and Type of Tobacco Product Retailers, United States, 2000-2017

Authors of this paper developed a protocol to identify U.S. tobacco retailers between 2000 and 2017. Using industry codes and retailer names from a national database, they calculated annual counts of tobacco retailers, together with retailer openings and closings. They found a net increase of 12% over this period overall, from over 317,000 retailers in [...]

Moving From Metrics to Mechanisms to Evaluate Tobacco Retailer Policies: Importance of Retail Policy in Tobacco Control

An editorial discussing a Lawman et al. study of the Philadelphia, PA, retail policy environment and acknowledging its importance. The authors describe the need to examine policy mechanisms and environmental changes to equip communities in efforts to design new tobacco control policies. Exploring these factors will allow for more effective policies that meet the specific demands of communities’ [...]