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Vermont Local Opinion Leaders Survey 2017: Summary of Findings – Opinions Regarding Tobacco, Alcohol, and non-Medical Marijuana Prevention and Control Policies


This communication brief highlights the overarching findings and recommendations from the 2017 Local Opinion Leaders Survey in Vermont.

The survey was focused on opinions of local leaders on issues related to alcohol, tobacco, and substance use across the state. The survey was expanded from the 2014 LOLS survey (conducted by RTI) to include additional leaders – local planning commission chairs and chamber of commerce staff.

The overall response rate was 68.1% for the full sample, with a total of 211 individual responses. Policies that garnered 50% or more support include: increasing tobacco excise tax, restricting advertising for non-medical marijuana and related paraphernalia, preventing retailers from accepting tobacco coupons, and restricting alcohol consumption in public places.


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