Type: Research Article

Results: 20

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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]