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Steps to Enacting a Tobacco Retail License - A Case Study of the City of Newburgh, New York

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Maureen Kenney, POW'R Agaisnt Tobacco / American Lung Association of the Northeast, White Plains, NY
The City of Newburgh New York enacted a law on January 12, 2015 to reduce the number of tobacco retailer stores in the city.  This law will prohibit tobacco sales, tobacco paraphernalia sales and the sale of electronic smoking devices within 1000 feet of schools; requires store owners to purchase an additional tobacco license and also requires store owners to comply with various zoning laws.  The concept for the law was generated by a grassroots community coalition whose purpose is to reduce drug use in the city. POW’R Against Tobacco, a NYS contractor with the NYS Bureau of Tobacco Control partnered with Team Newburgh, a Communities that Care Coalition to educate the community and elected officials about the issues regarding tobacco and tobacco paraphernalia marketing and sales near schools and possible solutions.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the process in which strategies were used to mobilize a community towards policy change. Describe the key components of the City of Newburgh Tobacco Retail Licence.

Keyword(s): Tobacco Control

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the director of POW'R Against Tobacco, a program of ALANE and a NYS Bureau of Tobacco Control contract for 9 years. We advocate for public health policies that serve to reduce smoking rates and to de-normalize smoking behaviors.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.