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CounterTobacco.org is excited to release our newest resource-
Tobacco Free Pharmacies Action Guide!

We developed the Tobacco Free Pharmacies Action Guide in collaboration with tobacco control stakeholders across the country to help communities prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.

Despite the known health risks of tobacco, pharmacies represent nearly 5% of cigarette sales, and while cigarette sales declined nationally by 17% between 2005-2009, cigarette sales increased in pharmacies by 23% during this time. Prohibiting the sale of tobacco in pharmacies can be an important piece of a community’s overall point-of-sale tobacco control plan. The guide provides recommendations and tools to help tobacco control advocates build support and develop a policy through four key steps. 

Download the guide here

In 2008, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies.  In Massachusetts over 80 cities and towns have enacted similar bans as of February 2014. Learn more about Massachusetts' success in 'Regulating Pharmacy Tobacco Sales: Massachusetts', the second case study in the Innovative Point-of-Sale Policies series from the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. 

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