Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 14: The Tobacco Industry’s Targeting of Low SES Communities

Cigarettes, Disparities, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density

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The tobacco industry spends over $9 billion dollars each year marketing cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in the United States. This episode dives into the ways in which the industry allocates this exorbitant amount of money to target communities of low socioeconomic status, and examines how the industry’s manipulative tactics impact disparities in tobacco use and tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Listen below, on iTunes, or on LibSyn.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Recommended Resources:

Best Practices User Guides: Health Equity in Tobacco Prevention and ControlCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Equity and Point of Sale Tobacco Control PolicyCounterTobacco.Org


CounterTobacco.Org Sources:

Disparities in Point-of-Sale Advertising and Retailer DensityCounterTobacco.Org

Licensing, Zoning, and Retailer DensityCounterTobacco.Org

Restricting Tobacco AdvertisingCounterTobacco.Org


Other Sources:

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: Directions for Future ResearchAmerican Journal of Public Health

Tobacco and Socioeconomic StatusCampaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Use Among People of Low Socioeconomic StatusCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Economic Trends in TobaccoCenters for Disease Control and Prevention 

Price-Related Promotions for Tobacco Products: An Introduction to Key Terms & ConceptsTobacco Control Legal Consortium
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