Research Into Action Webinar: Tobacco Minimum Floor Price Laws and Adult Smoking Prevalence

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – CADCA along with its Geographic Health Equity Alliance and in partnership with Counter Tools is proud to present this installment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1 pm EST featuring Dr. Shelley Golden and Derek Carr, JD, discussing their recent article, “Simulating the Impact of a Cigarette Minimum Floor Price Law on Adult Smoking Prevalence in California”, which was published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research in 2020. Dr. Golden and Mr. Carr discussed their and their colleagues’ article’s findings regarding minimum floor price laws in tobacco control. The article found that as the floor price of cigarettes increased, prevalence of tobacco use and cigarette consumption decreased, more among individuals in households below 250% federal poverty level. Dr. Golden and Mr. Carr discussed the implications their findings have for coalitions looking for ways to reduce socioeconomic disparities in adult tobacco consumption in their communities. They also discussed how coalitions can effectively implement non-tax pricing policies to impact tobacco or other substance use. 

Additional Resources:

Comprehensive Tobacco Retailer Licensing Ordinance: Click here to review a model California ordinance regulating tobacco retail, including minimum package size, minimum floor price, and prohibition of discounts and coupons.

ChangeLab Solutions: Visit the ChangeLab Solutions website for tobacco pricing policy fact sheets, infographics, and guides.

Dr. Shelley Golden: For more information about Dr. Golden’s work, visit the UNC website or check out these articles (1, 2, 3).

The following organizations offer additional information about tobacco policy:

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.

Please contact evaluation@cadca.org with any questions regarding this webinar series.

About GHEA:

The 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, work, and play. 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 that provides training, technical assistance, and software tools to advance place-based public health and health equity initiatives. Counter Tools also manages CounterTobacco.org, a CDC-funded resource focused on tobacco point-of-sale history, impact, and policy solutions.

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