UNC, Stanford, WashU Receive $11.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Retail Tobacco

Content from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health publication September 13, 2018 Public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis are recipients of a five-year $11.6 million National Institutes of Health grant, Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE). […]

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis receive 5-year, $11.6 million NIH grant to study retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

Tobacco use causes nearly a half million premature deaths each year from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary illnesses. Most tobacco is purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers, where the tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour on advertising and marketing. The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave states and localities more authority to regulate […]

CDC publishes Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control User Guide

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new Best Practices User Guide: Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control. The guide was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. This user guide focuses on the critical […]

CDC publishes Program Infrastructure user guide

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new Best Practices User Guide: Program Infrastructure in Tobacco Prevention and Control. The guide was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. This user guide focuses on the critical […]

Tobacco Town shows benefits of limiting retailers

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From April 28, 2017 ASPPH Friday Letter ​Reducing the number of retailers that sell tobacco products could benefit public health, but the strategies for doing so should be adjusted to account for differing community characteristics, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers used a computational model they […]

CPHSS staff present at National Conference on Tobacco or Health

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Several CPHSS staff members had the opportunity to present at the recent National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH), held in Austin, Texas March 22-24. Posters and presentations include: Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control Isaiah Zoschke, Erin Foster, Stephanie Andersen, Laura Brossart, Caitlin Ashby, and Sarah Moreland-Russell Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control […]

States Increase Tobacco Retail Regulation

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Recently published research with CPHSS authors Douglas Luke, Amy Sorg, Todd Combs, and Sarah Moreland-Rusell shows that state action to regulate retail sales of tobacco nearly doubled between 2012 and 2014.  Read article in WUSTL’s the Source. Read full research article in Tobacco Control.

Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation…

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Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation highlights growth in retail tobacco policy activity since 2012 The Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with researchers from the Stanford Prevention Research Center and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently published Point-of-Sale Report to the […]

WashU Expert: Proposed Missouri tobacco tax increase doesn’t…

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WashU Expert: Proposed Missouri tobacco tax increase doesn’t go far enough From WUSTL Newsroom, by Neil SchoenherrThere is renewed interest by some Missouri groups for a proposed 23-cent-per-pack raise to Missouri’s tobacco tax, currently the nation’s  lowest. While any raise in tobacco prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce and prevent smoking, the modest […]