Last week Providence, Rhode Island’s ordinances banning on the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibiting the use of coupons and multi-pack discounts that lower the price of tobacco products were upheld by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. The three judge panel unanimously affirmed the legality of the provisions. These ordinances represent a major win for public health and make Providence one of the first communities in the nation to take such action.
Learn more about how Providence took action to protect the health of their community in this newly-published case study: Regulating Price Discounting in Providence, RI from the Center for Public Health Systems Science at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. This is the first case study released in their ‘Innovative Point-of-Sale Policies’ series.