Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program Pricing and Promotions Study

Dates: 2013

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation, Health Systems Transformation

Technical Expertise: Substance Use

The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program (MTCP) works to improve public health in the Commonwealth by reducing death and disability from tobacco use. JSI has worked with MTCP since 2010 to monitor tobacco prices across the state. Now MTCP has asked JSI to work closely with tobacco-funded Boards of Health to: 1) maintain/draw samples of retail establishments in Massachusetts from which to collect pricing data, 2) develop training materials and provide technical assistance to Boards of Health to conduct pricing surveys, 3) create reports based on pricing data, and 4) advise MTCP about data collection and reporting improvements.