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Tobacco Minimum Pricing Laws

How policy can help improve health

Tobacco Prevention

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 2 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 include staff from the Cancer Prevention and Control Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina, the Prevention and Tobacco Counsel at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygienem, and ChangeLab Solutions.