August 1, 2019

Research Into Action Webinar: Tobacco Retail Licensing and Youth E-cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Use

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – CADCA’s Evaluation and Research Team and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) partnered with Counter Tools to present this month’s installment of Research Into Action focusing on tobacco retail licensing as a viable strategy to reduce youth e-cigarette use. Dr. Jessica Barrington-Trimis discussed her article entitled “Tobacco Retail Licensing and Youth Product Use”, which was published in 2019 in Pediatrics. This article presents her and her colleagues’ findings regarding the effect of strong tobacco retail licensing (TRL) ordinances on rates of cigarette and e-cigarette use among youth. The authors compared 30 day use and ever use data and rates of initiation in jurisdictions with strong TRL policies with data from jurisdictions with weak or no TRL policies and found that youth in jurisdictions with strong TRL policies were less likely to initiate e-cigarette use or other tobacco use than youth in jurisdictions with weak or no TRL policies. Dr. Barrington-Trimis also discussed what makes a TRL ordinance “strong” and how coalitions can advocate for changes in TRL in their communities.
Additional Resources:
American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2019: Click here to read more about the ALA’s state and federal grades for tobacco control.

Publications by Dr. Jessica Barrington-Trimis: Click here for a list of Dr. Barrington-Trimis’s publications.

CDC Resources: Click here to access CDC resources on talking to youth about e-cigarettes. This web page includes a link to the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) presentation called “Know the Risks: A Youth Guide to E-cigarettes” to educate youth on e-cigarettes.

Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings: Click here to learn more about STARS and how to use it.

About Research Into Action:
CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our bi-monthly webinar series Conversations: Putting Research into Action—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields. Access the full Research Into Action playlist.

About GHEA:
Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), a CADCA initiative, is a CDC funded National Network dedicated to reducing geographic health disparities related to tobacco and cancer. We define geographic health disparities as the differences in health behaviors and health outcomes related to where people live. Our network supports the implementation of effective public health practices in places that need them the most. We work closely with state tobacco and cancer programs and their partners to provide training and support on how to reduce health disparities and improve the health of communities across our nation.

About Counter Tools:
Counter Tools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission is to empower communities to become healthier places, starting with the retail environment. Through training, technical assistance, a podcast, a webinar series, and the website, we disseminate science and best practices, connect experts, partners and advocates, and develop resources and communication tools for communities working on healthy retail initiatives as a step toward achieving health equity.

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