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Tobacco Retailer Licensing Playbook Strategies

A webinar on approaches to reduce access to tobacco products

Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco retailer licensing has emerged as one of the most effective and versatile regulatory strategies to reduce youth access and exposure to tobacco products and marketing in the retail environment. 

This webinar addresses the steps necessary to create and implement an effective tobacco retailer licensing policy. ChangeLab Solutions introduces a new tool to help local health departments and tobacco control professionals along the path to licensing, the Tobacco Retailer Licensing Playbook.

Guest speakers share their successful tobacco retailer licensing programs and discuss their approach to craft, enact, and enforce an effective policy.


  • Asha Banks, project officer, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ian McLaughlin, senior staff attorney and program director, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Monty Messex, deputy director, Tobacco Control and Prevention Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Aneena Pokkamthanam, project coordinator, Tobacco Control and Prevention Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


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