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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. [...]

Tobacco Retail Policy Trends in 2019

Cover of Tobacco Retail Policy Trends in 2019 Report

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 [...]

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 [...]

A systematic review of neighborhood disparities in point-of-sale tobacco marketing

A systematic review examining disparities in tobacco marketing, based on neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics. The authors found that lower-income neighborhoods have more tobacco marketing and that urban neighborhoods and those with more black residents had more menthol marketing. Smokeless tobacco was more heavily marketed in rural neighborhoods and those with white residents. [...]