The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new supplement to the Best Practices User Guides, Tobacco Where You Live: Retail Strategies to Promote Health Equity. The supplement was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Tobacco Where You Live supplements empower state and local programs to understand how commercial tobacco use varies within their communities and take action to reduce tobacco use in communities with the highest prevalence.
Tobacco retailers are concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. Retail strategies can advance health equity by limiting access to and availability of commercial tobacco products, reducing exposure to tobacco marketing, and promoting cessation.
The Tobacco Where You Live: Retail Strategies supplement can help you:
- Understand the local retail environment,
- Implement commercial tobacco retail strategies equitably,
- Learn how communities have used retail strategies to advance health equity, and
- Identify the best resources and tools to get started.
The online version of this guide is available on CDC’s website.