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Achieving fire safe cigarette legislation through coalition based legislative advocacy
  1. Adam Goldstein1,
  2. Ernest Grant2,
  3. Anna McCullough1,*,
  4. Bruce Cairns2,
  5. Ann Kurian1
  1. 1 The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, United States;
  2. 2 The N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Healthcare, United States
  1. To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: annamc{at}unc.edu

Abstract

Advocates who work for tobacco control legislation through coalition based policy advocacy have access to a broad base of support and resources which are critical to overcoming the tobacco industry lobby. This article provides an example of how a coalition based advocacy strategy that engaged a diverse group of stakeholders and was supported by a national coordinating movement achieved state level fire-safe cigarette legislation in a tobacco producing and manufacturing state.

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