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Systematic Review

Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: June 2001

Workgroups: Tobacco Use Workgroup

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends community mobilization, combined with other interventions, to reduce youth tobacco use and access to commercially sold tobacco products. These are community-wide interventions that focus public attention on youth access to tobacco products and mobilize support for efforts to reduce access. CPSTF found that community mobilization is effective when combined with efforts like:

  • Stronger local laws directed at retailers 
  • Enforcement of retailer sales laws 
  • Retailer education with reinforcement
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2001). Tobacco Use: Community Mobilization with Additional Interventions to Restrict Minors' Access to Tobacco Products. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/tobacco-use-community-mobilization-additional-interventions