Fact Sheets & Other Publications

Retail Environment

Tobacco Disparities: Evidence Supports Policy Change
Two fact sheets providing evidence of tobacco-related disparities and acknowledging the influence of the tobacco industry on the environment and reciprocal influence of environment on behavior.

Oh Snap! Countering Tobacco Industry Opposition to Local Tobacco Controls
This compilation of fact sheets focuses on misleading industry claims about effective public health policy interventions, and aims to equip public health advocates to refute misinformation.

Pharmacies Send Mixed Messages: Giving the Green, Yellow, and Red Lights to Smoking
Fact sheet describing the problems associated with tobacco sales by pharmacies.

Tobacco Companies Spend Billions Marketing Their Products
Tobacco companies spent the majority of their billions of marketing dollars in 2014 to control the retail environment. Most of those expenditures are designed to keep product prices low.

Just the Facts: Tobacco Retail Licensing
Fact sheet briefly describing the role tobacco retail licensing may play in reducing tobacco use.

Legal Issues: Tobacco Retail Licensing
Fact sheet briefly describing some of the legal issues to be considered when crafting a tobacco retail licensing system.

Vermont POS Toolkit
A set of factsheets describing the point of sale tobacco marketing problem and its impact on youth.

Tobacco 21
Fact sheet describing evidence supporting an increase in the minimum legal age of access for tobacco products from 18 (or 19) to 21.

Tobacco Retailer Number, Density & Location: Effects on Youth and Other Vulnerable Populations
A fact sheet describing the effect of tobacco retailer number, density and location on tobacco use by youth and other vulnerable populations

Point of Sale Problem in Numbers
Fact sheet identifying key statistics about retail tobacco marketing and its effect on youth.

Retail Stores as Recruitment Centers for Youth Smokers
Fact sheet describing influence on youth of industry marketing in the retail environment.

Disparities Fact Sheet
Fact sheet explaining the disproportionate impact of tobacco marketing on youths, minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, and those of low income and education.

New York State Law

Tobacco Use and Schools: Summary of Current Laws Applicable to New York Schools
This fact sheet summarizes the state and federal laws that address tobacco use in New York schools and on school grounds.

Other Tobacco Products

E-Cigarettes Fact Sheet
Fact sheet describing e-cigarettes, their legal status, and local policy options.

Hookah Bars and New York's Clean Indoor Air Act
Resource describing Hookah bars and New York's Clean Indoor Air Act.


Vermont POS Toolkit
A set of factsheets describing the point of sale tobacco marketing problem and its impact on youth.

Product Pricing

Just the Facts: New York Cigarette Marketing Standards Act
A fact sheet breaking down the New York State Minimum Cigarette Price Law

Cancer Screening

Developing a Paid Leave Policy
Fact Sheet identifying key considerations for developing a paid leave policy for employees

Paid Leave-Benefit for Employee and Employer
Fact sheet describing the benefits of paid leave employment policies.