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Success in the city: the road to implementation of Tobacco 21 and Sensible Tobacco Enforcement in New York City
  1. Sarah Moreland-Russell1,
  2. Todd Combs1,
  3. Kevin Schroth2,
  4. Douglas Luke1
  1. 1Center for Public Health Systems Science, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  2. 2NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, New York City, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Moreland-Russell, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1196, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA; Smoreland-russell{at}


New York City, a leader in municipal tobacco control in the USA, furthered its goal of reducing the community's burden of tobacco use in 2014 by implementing Sensible Tobacco Enforcement and Tobacco 21. These policies are intended to restrict youth access and eliminate sources of cheap tobacco. Strong partnerships, substantial local data and support from the public and elected officials were key in overcoming many challenges and ensuring these policies were signed into law.

  • Public policy
  • Tobacco industry
  • Price
  • Environment
  • Advertising and Promotion

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