Point of Sale Strategies Tobacco Control Guide

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PointofSaleCover_smallThe Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, just released a much-needed POS resource, a tobacco control guide specifically focused on point-of-sale strategies. The document offers guidance for choosing appropriate strategies to limit the sale, display, and advertising of tobacco products in the retail environment.

The Point-of-Sale Strategies Tobacco Control Guide offers six approaches, including:

  • Reducing (or restricting) the number, location, density, and types of tobacco retail outlets;
  • Increasing the cost of tobacco products through non-tax approaches;
  • Implementing prevention and cessation messaging;
  • Restricting point-of-sale advertising;
  • Restricting product placement; and
  • Other point-of-sale strategies (e.g., restricting the sale of flavored non-cigarette tobacco products).

To access the full guide, click here.  To learn more about POS policy solutions explore CounterTobacco.org’s Policy Solutions pages.