STARS Project Rhode Island – Using retail assessments to document tobacco industry marketing and advertising in your community.

The Standardized Tobacco Assessment of Retail Settings (STARS) is a national survey tool whereby community partners or youth can collect retail store tobacco product observational data. The assessment focuses on tobacco product price, promotion, flavor, and placement of specific brands of cigarettes, little cigars, cigarillos, snus, snuff, electronic cigarettes, dissolvable tobacco, and other tobacco products. STARS serves to educate decision makers, community based organizations and individuals as to the prevalence of tobacco products in retail settings, and inform policy decision making in regard to limiting youth access to these deadly products.

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