Pharmacies are licensed healthcare facilities uniquely positioned to provide healthcare services and health advice directly to community members across the US. Yet, many pharmacies still widely promote and sell tobacco products, the leading cause of preventable disease and death in this country. This episode focuses entirely on tobacco-free pharmacies. We’ll hone in on evidence-backed research, dive into case studies and success stories, and consider the policy options that can establish tobacco-free pharmacies in your community. Listen below or on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or LibSyn.
Transcript for the episode can be found here.
Sources & Recommended Resources:
A Prescription for Health: Tobacco Free Pharmacies, ChangeLab Solutions
California Comprehensive Tobacco Retailer Licensing: Model Ordinance, Checklist, and Supplemental Plug-Ins, ChangeLab Solutions
Model Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale of Tobacco and Unregulated Nicotine Delivery Products by Health Care Institutions, American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Municipalities with Tobacco-Free Pharmacy Laws (as of April 1, 2020), American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Pharmacists and Customers Agree: Tobacco Does Not Belong in Pharmacies, Truth Initiative
Prohibiting Pharmacy Sales of Tobacco Products, Public Health Law Center
Regulating Pharmacy Tobacco Sales: Massachusetts, Center for Public Health Systems Science
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on Forceful New Actions Focused on Retailers, Manufacturers to Combat Youth Access to E-cigarettes as Part of FDA’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, FDA
Tobacco Free Pharmacies, CounterTobacco.org
Tobacco Free Pharmacies Action Guide, CounterTobacco.org
Tobacco-Free Pharmacies and U.S. Adult Smoking Behavior: Evidence from CVS Health’s Removal of Tobacco Sales, American Journal of Preventative Medicine
Tobacco-Free Pharmacies Infographic, ChangeLab Solutions
We Can’t Wait: Governmental Action Can Do More Than Voluntary Corporate Action, CounterTobacco.org