Webinar: The Effects of Preemption & Opportunities for Action in Preempted States

Preemption, Webinars

On April 14th, 2022, Counter Tools hosted a webinar on “The Effects of Preemption & Opportunities for Action in Preempted States,” with special guests from Indiana and ChangeLab Solutions, as part of our Healthy Point of Sale Webinar Series.

With the introduction of new preemption bills during the pandemic and existing preempted states, tobacco point-of-sale related preemption presents a challenge to policy action and local control. The speakers for this webinar talk about how preemption operates using the newly-released Tobacco Point of Sale Preemption Playbook and give insights from a state and local-level of ways to navigate it. This webinar equips attendees with information on the basis of preemption using a legal perspective, provides ways of how to respond to preemption, and gives examples of fighting back, such as with local-level community engagement. If you’re interested in learning more about preemption from a tobacco point-of-sale perspective and want to hear from a preempted state, this is the webinar for you!


  • Sara Bartel, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Nancy Cripe, Director/Coalition Coordinator, Tobacco Free Allen County (Indiana)
  • Brandy Paul, Tobacco Epidemiologist, Indiana Department of Health – Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission

Download the slides here and view the recording here or below:


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