The State of Vermont has made considerable progress in reducing smoking among youth and adults. This can be attributed in part to Vermont’s state tobacco control laws. Vermont presently requires tobacco retailers to obtain a license, restrict youth access to tobacco, limit second-hand smoke exposure, and tax tobacco products. Although progress has been made in reducing rates of smoking, additional policy measures could be implemented to counteract the impact of the tobacco industry’s marketing efforts and to continue to reduce tobacco use. The Center for Public Health and Tobacco Control supports the Department of Health as well as communities throughout Vermont relative to developing policies to reduce tobacco use in their communities.
For more information about the center’s work in Vermont, please see the publications below.
Report describing the legal framework of Vermont’s tobacco control laws.
Technical report discussing policy options for reducing youth tobacco use.
A set of factsheets describing the point of sale tobacco marketing problem and its impact on youth.
A powerpoint template developed to support Vermont’s Community Coalitions as they educate community leaders on the problem of point-of-sale marketing. This powerpoint was created as part of the Community Leaders Toolkit.
Materials designed to support Vermont’s Community Coalitions as they plan and prepare for meetings and educate community leaders.
Report exploring policies to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco use in Vermont.
Report discussing the public health problems presented when pharmacies, a trusted healthcare resource, sell tobacco products which are inherently dangerous to health. This report also includes information which may support community education related to a policy prohibiting pharmacy sales of tobacco products.
Report describing the relationship between product price and tobacco use. This report includes policy examples and related considerations and best practices.