Research Reports

Tobacco-Free Outdoor Areas

A Citizen's Guide to New York Tobacco Controls
Guide to current federal and state tobacco controls and their appropriate enforcement agencies.

Local Regulation of E-cigarettes
A technical report describing evolving e-cigarette technology and the rationale for regulating the products. Includes model use regulation to illustrate how e-cigarettes may be incorporated into proposed and existing tobacco regulation.

Retail Environment

Tobacco Retail Licensing: Promoting Health Through Local Sales Regulations
This technical report provides the rationale for limiting the number, type, and location of tobacco outlets, and limiting the redemption of price promotions through a local retail license. The mechanisms for implementing a local tobacco retail license are described, and we provide a model licensing ordinance for New York jurisdictions.

Advancing Tobacco Control: The Known the New and the Next
Excerpts and summaries of 2014 Surgeon General's Report

Reducing Youth Exposure to Tobacco Marketing
Report exploring policies to reduce exposure to tobacco marketing at the point of sale through comprehensive licensing, zoning and board of health rules.

A Citizen's Guide to New York Tobacco Controls
Guide to current federal and state tobacco controls and their appropriate enforcement agencies.

Tobacco Price Promotion: Local Regulation of Discount Coupons and Certain Value Added Sales
Research report explaining the use of price promotions by the tobacco industry and their effect on tobacco use, particularly among vulnerable populations. Contains model policy.

Tobacco Price Promotion: Policy Responses to Industry Price Manipulation
Research report providing an overview of tobacco industry pricing strategies and their impact on tobacco use.

Cause and Effect: Tobacco Marketing Increases Youth Tobacco Use
Excerpts from the 2012 Surgeon General's Report on the effect of tobacco marketing on youth smoking. The report concludes with potential evidence-based policy solutions to reduce the effect of marketing on youth tobacco use.

Local Regulation of E-cigarettes
A technical report describing evolving e-cigarette technology and the rationale for regulating the products. Includes model use regulation to illustrate how e-cigarettes may be incorporated into proposed and existing tobacco regulation.

New York State Law

A Citizen's Guide to New York Tobacco Controls
Guide to current federal and state tobacco controls and their appropriate enforcement agencies.

Other Tobacco Products

Tobacco Retail Licensing: Promoting Health Through Local Sales Regulations
This technical report provides the rationale for limiting the number, type, and location of tobacco outlets, and limiting the redemption of price promotions through a local retail license. The mechanisms for implementing a local tobacco retail license are described, and we provide a model licensing ordinance for New York jurisdictions.

Local Regulation of E-cigarettes
A technical report describing evolving e-cigarette technology and the rationale for regulating the products. Includes model use regulation to illustrate how e-cigarettes may be incorporated into proposed and existing tobacco regulation.

A Citizen's Guide to New York Tobacco Controls
Guide to current federal and state tobacco controls and their appropriate enforcement agencies.

Product Pricing

Tobacco Retail Licensing: Promoting Health Through Local Sales Regulations
This technical report provides the rationale for limiting the number, type, and location of tobacco outlets, and limiting the redemption of price promotions through a local retail license. The mechanisms for implementing a local tobacco retail license are described, and we provide a model licensing ordinance for New York jurisdictions.

Tobacco Price Promotion: Local Regulation of Discount Coupons and Certain Value Added Sales
Research report explaining the use of price promotions by the tobacco industry and their effect on tobacco use, particularly among vulnerable populations. Contains model policy.

Tobacco Price Promotion: Policy Responses to Industry Price Manipulation
Research report providing an overview of tobacco industry pricing strategies and their impact on tobacco use.

Cause and Effect: Tobacco Marketing Increases Youth Tobacco Use
Excerpts from the 2012 Surgeon General's Report on the effect of tobacco marketing on youth smoking. The report concludes with potential evidence-based policy solutions to reduce the effect of marketing on youth tobacco use.

Healthy Environments

Healthy Retailing: Improving Access to Healthy Foods at the Corner Store
This report focuses on the small food retailer environment. It includes three model policies that aim to change this environment by increasing the amount of nutritious foods carried by these retailers in food deserts.

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screenings: Workplace Policies to Improve Screening Rates
Research report identifying the need to increase screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, and identifying two workplace policies that may advance that effort.