Tackling Tobacco at the Point of Sale
This session will provide options for coalitions that are interested in affecting tobacco promotion and marketing at the point of sale (POS). One option, monitoring of Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVCs), is a great first step for coalitions new to POS work. Local tobacco retail licensing is a more advanced topic for coalitions that are interested in making a great impact on the local tobacco retail environment in their community.
1) Explain how AVCs regulate tobacco in the retail environment and identify those that are applicable in their state.
2) Replicate a program to monitor AVC compliance in their community.
3) Explain how a local TRL can fill the policy gaps that exist at the state and federal level.