Between March and July 2019, we interviewed tobacco control program managers or coalition members in each of our 30 ASPiRE Community Advisory Board (CAB) cities about their retail policy efforts. We also conducted an online survey of state tobacco control program managers in all 50 states. We collected data on Retail Policy Activity, Barriers, and [...]
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Modelling the impact of menthol sales restrictions and retailer density reduction policies: insights from Tobacco Town Minnesota
A paper describing an agent-based model finding that restricting menthol cigarette retail sales to tobacco specialty stores may have the largest effect on cigarette cost. This effect could be enhanced when this policy is combined with other tobacco retail policies. [...]
Menthol restrictions coupled with limits on retailer density may boost cigarette cost, reduce disparities
A brief on research using the Tobacco Town computer model, which found that combination of retail policies can increase cigarette costs, thereby reducing disparities. [...]
Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation: Realizing the Power of States and Communities to Change the Tobacco Retail and Policy Landscape
A report in a periodic series on the tobacco retail landscape, with recommendations for studying and addressing three key areas: retailer density, store assessment, and policy activity. [...]