Tobacco Minimum Pricing Laws

Tobacco Minimum Pricing Laws

A webinar on how policy can help improve health

The link between retail price and tobacco consumption is well documented. When cigarettes cost more, fewer people smoke -- fewer people start, more people quit, and fewer former users relapse -- and those who continue to smoke do so less frequently. This webinar reviews two emerging strategies that complement state and federal excise taxes: (1) a strong minimum price law and (2) a law to prohibit specific discounting tactics by the tobacco industry. Guest speakers discuss these policy options, describe implementation of these policies in New York City, and introduce model legislation.

Presenters
  • Kurt Ribisl, PhD, program leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina
  • Kevin R.J. Schroth, JD, senior legal counsel, Prevention and Tobacco Counsel, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Ian McLaughlin, JD, program director and senior staff attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
 
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