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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A brief summarizing a research paper finding that counties with resources such as program capacity, political will, and policy options were more likely to adopt tobacco control retail policies. Localities with higher smoking rates and priority populations were less likely to do so. [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]