Subject: Price

Results: 54

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cheaper tobacco product prices at US Air Force Bases compared with surrounding community areas, 2019

A study published in Tobacco Control evaluates compliance with a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) policy requiring stores on military bases to set tobacco prices comparable to stores in the surrounding community. The authors conducted store audits of 23 on-base and 50 off-base retailers in Texas. They found the median price of cigarettes and smokeless [...]