Florida’s Stores are the Front Lines of Tobacco Control

Through point-of-sale marketing, the tobacco industry manipulates retail environments to increase sales and tobacco use. The tobacco industry spends about $9.5 billion a year to market its products through-out the United States, and approximately $614.2 million of that budget is spent in Florida.1 Strategies that restrict advertising, limit the number of retailers in neighborhoods, and prohibit price discounting can help reduce tobacco use and its negative health outcomes.2 […]