Year: 2022

Results: 18

Retail-focused tobacco control: equity and endgame implications

The second issue of Tobacco Control focusing on the retail environment features an analysis by ASPiRE’s Lisa Henriksen. “A global proliferation of tobacco and nicotine products poses challenges for surveillance, prevention, cessation, regulation, and enforcement,” she writes. Two of the 17 studies in the e-issue evaluate tobacco sales bans, an endgame strategy that was unimaginable [...]

Recommendations to advance equity in tobacco control

A new paper by ASPiRE’s Sarah Mills and Kurt Ribisl suggests ways tobacco-control leaders can advance equity beyond just talking about it. Their recommendations include action steps across five categories: surveillance, interventions, funding, accountability, and root causes. Policy interventions with a pro-equity impact on smoking and related disease should be prioritized, the authors say, and [...]

Translating Tobacco Retail Policy Evidence into Practice Through an Academic-Community Partnership

Translating tobacco retail policy evidence into practice through an academic-community partnership presentation title slide

Laura Brossart, who leads our dissemination team, presented an introduction to ASPiRE and a rundown of our latest work at the annual National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) in New Orleans on June 30. “Translating Tobacco Retail Policy Evidence into Practice Through an Academic-Community Partnership” featured remarks by Houston CAB member Jennifer Cofer of [...]

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’ [...]

The impact of recent tobacco regulations and COVID-19 restrictions and implications for future e-cigarette retail: perspectives from vape and vape-and-smoke shop merchants

Vape retailers in six U.S. cities expressed concern about the impact of regulations, their perceived insufficiency of evidence behind them, and the challenges of explaining them to customers, according to a new paper co-authored by Lisa Henriksen, Nina Schleicher, and Trent Johnson. Researchers surveyed 60 owners or managers of vape of vape-and-smoke shops in Atlanta, [...]