Table 1

Types of licensing-law strategies for tobacco retailer density reduction

Type nameStrategy for restriction/reduction
Capping-basedCap the number of retailers in an area, generally based on population size (eg, 0.7 retailers per thousand people in a county)
Declustering-basedProhibit retailers from being in close proximity to one another (eg, within 500 ft of other retailers)
School-basedProhibit retailers from being close to schools (eg, within 500 ft)
Pharmacy-basedProhibit the sale of tobacco in pharmacies