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Implementation Checklist for Tobacco Retailer Licensing

Essential elements for planning

Tobacco Prevention

While there is no right way to carry out and enforce a local tobacco retailer licensing (TRL) program, one common characteristic of successful programs is early planning for implementation and enforcement that engages all the key players.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this checklist to assist in these planning efforts, which are usually coordinated by a single lead agency with dedicated staff members. Essential elements already include a check mark, though we recommend considering all elements on the checklist. Many of these decisions may need to be made with other city or county staff, or they may be guided by policies or processes that the local government already has in place.