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  • New York City Council Hearing: NYC Point of Sale Legislation

    Dr. Kurt Ribisl and Ashley Leighton provided written testimony to New York City Council regarding 3 proposed tobacco policies: "Tobacco Product Display Restriction" bill, the "Sensible Tobacco Enforcement" bill, and the "Minimum Age to Purchase" proposal. Dr. Ribisl also presented oral testimony at the May 2 City Council hearing. Use the associated URL to read the written testimonies and watch the oral testimony. Dr. Lisa Henriksen also submitted written testimony on the tobacco product display restriction.

  • Optimizing the Impact of Tax and Price Policies for Tobacco Control

    This presentation was given by Frank Chaloupka at the NAAG Master Settlement Agreement Triennial Conference in Portland, Maine, on September 20, 2016. The presentation details the impact of tax and price on tobacco use. It also covers optimizing tobacco taxation, including: curbing tax avoidance and evasion; implementing pack markings, licensing, and enforcement; addressing tribal sales; prioritizing efforts to curb tax evasion; tracking and tracing; public education; limiting the tobacco industry’s price-reducing promotions; minimum pricing policies; use of tax revenues; and differential taxation.

  • Perceptions of harm from secondhand smoke exposure among U.S. adults, 2009–2010

    Background: Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) causes significant disease and death. We assessed the prevalence and correlates of perceptions about the health harm of SHS among U.S. adults at the national and state level. Methods: Data came from the 2009–2010 National Adult Tobacco Survey, a national landline and cellular telephone survey. Perceptions about the health harms of SHS were assessed as follows: ‘not at all harmful’, ‘somewhat harmful’, and ‘very harmful’. Descriptive statistics were used to assess the prevalence of SHS harm perceptions by tobacco use and sociodemographic factors, including sex, age, race/ethnicity, education, marital status, annual household income, region, sexual orientation, children in the household, and smoke-free law coverage. Logistic regression was used to assess odds of perceiving SHS to be “very harmful” (vs. “not at all harmful” or “somewhat harmful”), adjusting for the aforementioned factors. Results: Nationally, 64.5 % of adults perceived SHS as ‘very harmful’ (state range: 73.5 % [Utah] to 53.7 % [Kentucky]). By tobacco use, the perception that SHS is ‘very harmful’ was: 76.5 % among nonusers of tobacco; 62.1 % among noncombustible only users; 47.9 % among combustible only users; and 40.8 % among dual combustible and noncombustible users. Following adjustment, the perception that SHS was ‘very harmful’ was higher among females, non-Hispanic minorities and Hispanics, respondents living with children, and states with 100 % smoke-free law coverage. Among current tobacco users the odds of perceiving SHS to be ‘very harmful’ was lower in the Midwest than the West. Conclusions: Almost two-thirds of American adults perceive SHS as ‘very harmful’; however, currently only half of all Americans are protected by comprehensive state or local smoke-free laws. These findings underscore the importance of public education campaigns to increase awareness of SHS exposure harm and the benefits of smoke-free environments. Expanding comprehensive smoke-free laws could protect all Americans from SHS.

  • Pharmacies Sell Cigarettes Cheaper: Results from retail marketing surveillance in state and national samples

    Henriksen L, Schleicher NC, Barker DC, Liu Y, Chaloupka FJ. Oral presentation at SRNT 2016. Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 PM, Paper Session 8.

  • Pilot Study Results from Brief Intervention to Create Smoke-Free Homes

    Very few community-based intervention studies have examined how to effectively increase the adoption of smoke-free homes. A pilot study was conducted to test the feasibility, acceptability, and short-term outcomes of a brief, four-component intervention for promoting smoke-free home policies among low-income households. We recruited forty participants (20 smokers and 20 nonsmokers) to receive the intervention at two-week intervals. The design was a pretest-posttest with follow-up at two weeks after intervention. The primary outcome measure was self-reported presence of a total home smoking ban. At follow-up, 78% of participants reported having tried to establish a smoke-free rule in their home, with significantly more nonsmokers attempting a smoke-free home than smokers (P = .03). These attempts led to increased smoking restrictions, that is, going from no ban to a partial or total ban, or from a partial to a total ban, in 43% of the homes. At follow-up, 33% of the participants reported having made their home totally smoke-free. Additionally, smokers reported smoking fewer cigarettes per day. Results suggest that the intervention is promising and warrants a rigorous efficacy trial.

  • Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation

    The Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation describes the tobacco retail environment and highlights the pervasive presence of tobacco retailers in the U.S. The report presents tobacco pricing, marketing, and retailer density data; provides a comprehensive snapshot of current point-of-sale policy activity; describes common barriers to implementing point-of-sale policies; and describes resources that tobacco control staff need to advance their efforts. The resources and recommendations sections build directly off of the study’s findings, identifying key resources and specific next steps for tobacco control professionals getting started in point-of-sale policy.

  • Premium brands and consumer loyalty in cigarette smokers’ continued consumption.

    Lewis M, Wang Y, Cahn Z, & Berg CJ. Premium brands and consumer loyalty in cigarette smokers’ continued consumption. Poster presentation to be presented, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Chicago, March 4, 2016.

  • Price-related promotions for tobacco products on Twitter

    Objectives This cross-sectional study examined price-related promotions for tobacco products on Twitter. Methods Through the Twitter Firehose, we obtained access to all public tweets posted between 6 December 2012 and 20 June 2013 that contained a keyword suggesting a tobacco-related product or behaviour (eg, cigarette, vaping) in addition to a keyword suggesting a price promotion (eg, coupon, discount). From this data set of 155 249 tweets, we constructed a stratified sampling frame based on the price-related keywords and randomly sampled 5000 tweets (3.2%). Tweets were coded for product type and promotion type. Non-English tweets and tweets unrelated to a tobacco or cessation price promotion were excluded, leaving an analytic sample of 2847 tweets. Results The majority of tweets (97.0%) mentioned tobacco products while 3% mentioned tobacco cessation products. E-cigarettes were the most frequently mentioned product (90.1%), followed by cigarettes (5.4%). The most common type of price promotion mentioned across all products was a discount. About a third of all e-cigarette-related tweets included a discount code. Banned or restricted price promotions comprised about 3% of cigarette-related tweets. Conclusions This study demonstrates that the vast majority of tweets offering price promotions focus on e-cigarettes. Future studies should examine the extent to which Twitter users, particularly youth, notice or engage with these price promotion tweets.

  • Price-related promotions for tobacco products on Twitter.

    Lead author: Catherine Jo. Oral session presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 21st Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Prices for Tobacco and Nontobacco Products in Pharmacies Versus Other Stores: Results From Retail Marketing Surveillance in California and in the United States

    Objectives: To examine disparities in the price of tobacco and nontobacco products in pharmacies compared with other types of stores. Methods: We recorded the prices of Marlboro, Newport, the cheapest cigarettes, and bottled water in a random sample of licensed tobacco retailers (n = 579) in California in 2014. We collected comparable data from retailers (n = 2603) in school enrollment zones for representative samples of US 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in 2012. Ordinary least squares regressions modeled pretax prices as a function of store type and neighborhood demographics. Results: In both studies, the cheapest cigarettes cost significantly less in pharmacies than other stores; the average estimated difference was $0.47 to $1.19 less in California. We observed similar patterns for premium-brand cigarettes. Conversely, bottled water cost significantly more in pharmacies than elsewhere. Newport cost less in areas with higher proportions of African Americans; other cigarette prices were related to neighborhood income and age. Neighborhood demographics were not related to water prices. Conclusions: Compared with other stores, pharmacies charged customers less for cigarettes and more for bottled water. State and local policies to promote tobacco-free pharmacies would eliminate an important source of discounted cigarettes.