Despite great strides in the tobacco control movement, the tobacco industry still spends billions annually encouraging people who smoke to continue and urging nonsmokers – particularly youth – to start smoking.
Communities can regulate the sale and marketing of traditional tobacco products as well as the new, youth-targeted products the industry pushes in stores.
Learn about an effective regulatory strategy, tobacco retailer licensing, and follow the ten steps to developing a comprehensive policy.
Implement tobacco retailer licensing to ensure compliance with local business standards, reduce youth access to tobacco, and limit the negative public health effects associated with tobacco use.
Use this model ordinance and flow chart to regulate how and where electronic smoking devices are sold.
Use this model ordinance and complementary fact sheet to restrict sales of flavored “other tobacco products,” which are especially attractive to youth.
Increase the price of cigarettes and other tobacco products with a statutory minimum sales price, and prevent retail price manipulation by the tobacco industry.
Learn about two emerging pricing strategies to restrict tobacco sales: a strong minimum price law and a law to prohibit specific discounting tactics by the tobacco industry.