Retailer Density and Disease
Big City Tobacco Control
Tobacco Town

We are adding to the retail tobacco control evidence base through the combined findings of three unique research projects:

Retailer Density & Disease.

Researchers at UNC are mapping 275,000 tobacco retailers across the U.S. between 2000-2017 and exploring the relationship between their density and tobacco-related illness.


Big City Tobacco Control.

Led by Stanford, this project seeks to understand how the tobacco retail environment in a city may impede efforts to quit smoking. Researchers are surveying a panel of 2,400 adult smokers over 30 months and examine changes over time.

Tobacco Town.

Researchers at Washington University are using agent-based modeling to study the impact of innovative retail policies in different types of communities, especially those with low-income and minority populations.