How State Laws Preempting Local Authority to Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products Adversely Impact Health
Laws that restrict youth access to tobacco products can effectively reduce tobacco use among youth. Unfortunately, some local jurisdictions lack the legal authority to enact “youth access” laws because of preemption.
Preemption is the invalidation of one jurisdiction’s law by the law of a higher jurisdiction, and it can prevent local government from being able to address its community’s needs. This short fact sheet summarizes new research on how preemption affects health behaviors and outcomes, and explains how preemption of local youth access laws is bad for public health.
To learn more, see our companion fact sheet on preemption of local smokefree air laws. In addition, ChangeLab Solutions also offers a fact sheet series on understanding preemption.
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Tobacco use / Prevalence and consumption / Health consequences / Tobacco taxes revenues / Impact on demand / Health care costs / Tax avoidance and evasion / Economic impact of tobacco control / Economic consequences / Impact on the poor / Tax and price / Tobacco control policies and programs / Jobs and productivity
Topics: Cost-effectiveness / Tobacco use / Tobacco taxes revenues / Economic impact of tobacco control / Impact on demand / Tax and price / Economic consequences / Tobacco control policies and programs
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