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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’ [...]

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. [...]

Development of a computational modeling laboratory for examining tobacco control policies: Tobacco Town

A brief summarizing a paper describing the use of a computer model to test the effect of retail restrictions on retailer density, the cost of cigarettes, and the distance customers travel to buy cigarettes. The paper concluded that combining restrictions on menthol sales and retailer density could increase costs in low-income areas, and that the [...]