Year: 2022

Results: 10

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 [...]

Tailoring dissemination of evidence to preferences of tobacco control partners: results from an academic-community partnership

A study published in Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy explores the academic-community partnership between the ASPiRE Center and its Community Advisory Board. ASPiRE co-authors Virginia McKay, Mia Vogel, Todd Combs, Laura Brossart, Amy  Endrizal, Stephanie Andersen, Timothy Poor, Margaret Mahoney, and Douglas Luke describe the approach we took to assess and respond to stakeholders’ [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]