Policy Areas

Retail Environment marketing of tobacco products drives youth initiation and health disparities–and there are policies to reduce exposure to this harmful marketing.

smoke-free-housing-thumbnailTobacco-Free Housing reduces inequitable secondhand exposure to tobacco use at home.

Educational Messaging drives community readiness for policy change.

Tobacco-Free Outdoors protect the public from secondhand exposure and promote a tobacco-free norm.

Other Tobacco Productsother-tobacco-products-thumbnail such as smokeless tobacco, hookah, and e-cigarettes threaten public health gains.

new-york-state-law-thumbnailLaws of New York, at the state and local levels, regulate the sales and use of tobacco products.

Youth Initiation of tobacco use is driven by retail marketing in community stores.

Tobacco Litigationpublic-health-policy-litigation-thumbnail is a powerful tool available to public health advocates to protect necessary federal, state, and local tobacco controls.

Health Equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to lead a healthier life.

Healthy Food Retailhealthy-retailers-thumbnail provides individuals and families with nutritious, accessible food choices close to home.

Cancer Screeningcancer-screening-thumbnail can increase survivorship, reduce health care costs, and help maintain a healthy and productive workforce.