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New Findings Address State and Community Tobacco Control Policies and Practices


A new series of research papers showcases findings of investigators in the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. The series, “Advancing Research in State and Community Tobacco Control,” is published as a special supplement in the October 2016 issue of Tobacco Control released online October 3.

The supplement includes an editorial underscoring the need for policy- and practice-based research, a commentary discussing the importance of state and community tobacco control research investment, and fourteen articles that showcase research findings of the SCTC Research Initiative. The fourteen articles cover a wide range of topics that reflect the complex and dynamic tobacco control landscape in communities across the country, including:

  • smoke-free home interventions;
  • marketing of tobacco products on social media;
  • tribal smoke-free and taxation policies for commercial tobacco;
  • patterns of tax avoidance and evasion;
  • the impact of price, retail policies, and non-tax pricing strategies on tobacco product demand and use;
  • the impact of e-cigarette use on smoking cessation outcomes; and
  • the intersection of e-cigarette, legalized marijuana, and electronic vaporizers.

The supplement is designed for public health practitioners, researchers, advocates, and federal, state, and local policy makers. The full supplement is available here.