Support for Policies to Prohibit the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes and All Tobacco Products Among Adults, 2021

February 2, 2023 Website
Advocacy Tobacco/Smoking/Vaping Prevention

This study assessed support for commercial tobacco retail policies among adults. Overall, 62.3% of adults supported a policy prohibiting the sale of menthol cigarettes, and 57.3% supported a policy prohibiting the sale of all tobacco products. A majority of adults supported tobacco retail policies aimed at preventing initiation, promoting quitting, and reducing tobacco-related disparities. These findings can help inform federal, state, and local efforts to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.

Authors Maeh Al-Shawaf, DrPH, MPH; Kya N. Grooms, PhD, MPH; Margaret Mahoney, JD; Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, PhD; Deirdre Lawrence Kittner, PhD, MPH