Tobacco Policy Options for Prevention (TPOP)
Tobacco Policy Options for Prevention (TPOP) is a community-based intervention
aimed at changing community tobacco policies and practices and evaluating their
effects on youths' access to tobacco and tobacco use. The intervention employs
a direct action organizing model, relying on mobilization of large numbers
of people to alter decision making to resolve the public health problem of
teen access to tobacco and tobacco use. TPOP is a four-phase, 32-month, community
intervention designed to bring about community mobilization toward a positive
effect on adolescent tobacco use through reductions in commercial availability
of tobacco products. The four phases of the TPOP intervention are: information
gathering and team recruitment, community awareness building and ordinance
development, preparation for city council, and ordinance establishment and
enforcement. Along with community mobilization, tobacco purchase attempts were
made by underage adolescents to test the ease of tobacco purchases and enforcement
of age-of-sale rules.
The four-phase program lasts approximately 32 months. In the original trial, the first phase, information gathering and team building, took place over six months. The second phase, community awareness building and ordinance development, lasted approximately twelve months. Preparing for city council hearing--the third phase--took two to six months. The fourth phase, ordinance establishment and enforcement, took place during the time remaining for the intervention, or approximately eight months. View more detailed information on this program.
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