TitleIntegrating Tobacco Control and Obesity Prevention Initiatives at Retail Outlets.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRibisl, KM, D'Angelo, H, Evenson, KR, Fleischhacker, S, Myers, AE, Rose, SW
JournalPrev Chronic Dis
Date Published03/2016
KeywordsCommerce, Health Promotion, Humans, Marketing, Obesity, Smoking Prevention, Tobacco Products, United States, United States Food and Drug Administration

Tobacco products are sold in approximately 375,000 US retail outlets, including convenience stores and pharmacies, which often sell energy-dense, low-nutrient foods and beverages. The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) increased authority over tobacco product sales and marketing, combined with declining smoking rates, provides an opportunity to transition tobacco retailers toward healthier retail environments. Unfortunately, research into improving consumer retail environments is often conducted in isolation by researchers working in tobacco control, nutrition, and physical activity. Interdisciplinary efforts are needed to transform tobacco retailers from stores that are dependent on a declining product category, to the sale and promotion of healthful foods and creating environments conducive to active living. The objective of this article is to describe the potential for interdisciplinary efforts to transition retailers away from selling and promoting tobacco products and toward creating retail environments that promote healthful eating and active living.

Alternate JournalPrev Chronic Dis
PubMed ID26963859
PubMed Central IDPMC5147013
Grant ListU01 CA154281 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
R25T CA57726 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States