Regulating Tobacco in the Retail Environment: An Overview of Local Point-of-Sale Strategies (2015)

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The retail environment is critical in tobacco control.  The availability, promotion, and marketing of tobacco (and related devices and products) at the “point of sale” significantly impacts initiation and use, contributes to health disparities, and can serve as a barrier to successive quit attempts.  Fortunately, a number of strategies are available for communities who want to change how these products are sold.

This webinar will provide an overview of foundational and advanced POS approaches, identify the mechanisms for implementing these strategies at the local level, and help grantees incorporate POS into their work.  Presenters: Scott M. Kelly, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center;  Cassandra Stepan, Local Tobacco Policy Planner, Minnesota Department of Health.

Download PowerPoint slides here.