Subject: Health Equity

Results: 57

Draining the tobacco swamps: Shaping the built environment to reduce tobacco retailer proximity to residents in 30 big US cities

An ASPiRE team led by Todd Combs combined geospatial data on residential and tobacco retailer density in our CAB cities and found that a large majority of urban residents live in tobacco swamps – neighborhoods where there is a glut of tobacco retailers. Their study, published in Health & Place, simulated the effects of tobacco [...]

Addressing lower-priced cigarette products through three-pronged comprehensive regulation on excise taxes, minimum price policies and restrictions on price promotions

In a special communication published in Tobacco Control, ASPiRE’s Kurt Ribisl and Shelley Golden propose strategies for making higher tobacco excise taxes more effective. Designing those taxes to raise prices frequently and substantially for all products, along with minimum price laws and bans on coupons, discounts and other promotions would reduce the persistence of lower-price products [...]

Retail endgame strategies: reduce tobacco availability and visibility and promote health equity

In a special communication published in Tobacco Control, ASPiRE’s Amanda Kong and Lisa Henriksen note that an increasing number of countries have set goals for dramatic reductions in smoking. But to achieve those goals and promote health equity, policies are needed to reduce retail sales and visibility of tobacco products. Focusing on retailer reduction strategies [...]

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 [...]

E-cigarette availability, price promotions and marketing at the point-of sale in the contiguous United States (2014-2015): national estimates and multilevel correlates

An audit of retail sales of e-cigarettes showed increases of sales and exterior marketing in neighborhoods with the highest proportion of Black residents. Retailers in states with high smoking prevalence appear to be targeted by e-cigarette marketing. [...]

Tobacco Retail Policy Trends in 2019

Cover of Tobacco Retail Policy Trends in 2019 Report

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 [...]