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CPHSS and TCLC publish Policy Strategies and Pricing Policy tobacco control guides

​CPHSS, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (TCLC), a program of the Public Health Law Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently released the Policy Strategies and Pricing Policy tobacco control guides. The guides are designed to provide tobacco control partners with practical guidance on selecting and implementing evidence-based tobacco control strategies. Topics for these guides were identified as high-priority areas by an advisory workgroup of local, state, and national tobacco control experts.

The Policy Strategies tobacco control guide provides guidance on how to work with the media, coalitions, decision makers, business owners, and communities to create smoke-free environments, increase the cost of tobacco products, and restrict access to tobacco products. The Pricing Policy tobacco control guide focuses on how to implement policies that effectively raise the cost of tobacco products, such as excise tax increases, as well as other price-related policies and enforcement measures.

CPHSS and TCLC will disseminate both guides to tobacco control partners and advocates across all fifty states. Each 32-page guide was designed to help tobacco control proponents select and implement evidence-based tobacco control strategies, and includes case studies, resources, and tools on tobacco policy and pricing. Downloadable copies are available on the our website (see links below) and at the Public Health Law Center website at

Read Policy Strategies guide.

Read Pricing Policy guide.

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