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Achieving fire-safe cigarette legislation through coalition-based legislative advocacy
  1. Adam O Goldstein1,
  2. Ernest Grant2,
  3. Anna McCullough1,
  4. Bruce Cairns2,
  5. Ann Kurian1
  1. 1Department of Family Medicine, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Healthcare, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Anna McCullough, UNC Department of Family Medicine CB#7595 Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA; annamc{at}


Advocates who work for tobacco control legislation through coalition-based policy advocacy have access to a broad base of support and resources that 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.

  • FIRE-SAFE cigarettes
  • legislation
  • advocacy
  • coalition

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  • Competing interests The authors declare no competing interests.

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