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Public Health Advocacy Institute

at Northeastern University School of Law

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Boston, MA 02115


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Youth Initiation

Tobacco marketing drives youth experimentation with tobacco and transition to regular use. In fact, exposure to this marketing in community stores is correlated with higher rates of youth tobacco use. Further, tobacco products sold in smaller, cheaper packages and with youth-appealing flavors promote youth initiation and unwitting addiction. Communities may combat youth tobacco use by regulating where and how tobacco may be sold (see our resources in Point of Sale Policies). For more information on the role retail tobacco marketing plays in recruiting youth users, visit our resources below.


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