About Us

The Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy (Center) is a resource for the public health communities of New York and Vermont.  The center is grant funded and works with the New York State cancer prevention program and the tobacco control programs of both New York and Vermont to develop and support policy initiatives that reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality as well as other chronic diseases.

The center is a project of New England Law | Boston’s Center for Law and Social Responsibility. The center is affiliated with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

The center works with tobacco control and cancer prevention professionals in New York and Vermont to support the development of evidence-based policies that improve public health.  Specifically, the center provides support for policies that reduce the availability of tobacco products; protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke; minimize tobacco advertising and promotion; increase cancer screening rates; promote healthy behaviors; and improve breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration.

Please Note:  The center is funded to provide assistance to the Tobacco Control Programs of New York and Vermont, the Cancer Prevention program of New York, program contractors and partners.  At this time, the center is unable to provide assistance to individuals or groups who are not funded by these programs.

Programs funded by the New York State or Vermont Tobacco Control or Cancer Prevention programs can contact us to request technical assistance.  We will respond to your request as soon as possible.