Raising the price of tobacco products is an effective, evidence-based strategy for decreasing tobacco use and tobacco-related harm. Research also suggests that these strategies may help promote health equity by countering pernicious industry targeting and reducing tobacco-related health disparities.
In partnership with ChangeLab Solutions we created this new fact sheet and infographic for local and state tobacco control advocates who are looking to enact point-of-sale (POS) tobacco pricing policies and improve community health and equity. The POS pricing approaches covered in these resources include:
- Minimum floor price laws for all tobacco products
- Minimum pack sizes for little cigars and cigarillos
- Prohibiting coupons, price discounts, and promotions
Point-of-sale pricing policies are innovative tobacco control solutions that can reduce health disparities, counteract industry targeting, and encourage users to quit.