Table 1

Examples of tobacco policy issues tracked by the ASSIST media analysis system

Clean indoor air Access to minors Economic disincentives Advertising and promotions Miscellaneous
• Smokefree bowling alley
• Sports arena restricts smoking
• Restricting smoking in schools
• Licensing vendors
• Youth buying operations
• Banning vending machines
• Federal excise tax
• State excise tax
• Banning billboards in a state
• Removing billboards from sports arenas
• FDA regulating advertising of cigarettes
• Cigarette package labelling
• FDA regulating nicotine content
• Lawsuits
  • FDA, Food and Drug Administration.