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Case Study: St. Paul, MN Tobacco Ordinance 2021

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This case study tells the story of the development and implementation of Saint Paul, Minnesota’s 2021 comprehensive retail tobacco ordinance. The case study details the policy development process; highlights the important partnership among the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota, the Saint Paul City Council, and the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; [...]

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

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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 [...]

Real-time context of tobacco marketing exposure and community vulnerability-an ecological momentary assessment among young adults

A study co-authored by ASPiRE’s Kurt Ribisl and Shyanika Rose, of the Center for Health Equity Transformation at the University of Kentucky, examined real-time tobacco marketing exposure among young adults from vulnerable and non-vulnerable communities in Washington, DC, which recently received funding to enforce its restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes. [...]

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 [...]