Big City Tobacco Control

Project overview

Led by a team at Stanford University, this project seeks to understand how the tobacco retail environment in a city may impede efforts to quit smoking. The study evaluates the benefits of local policies to regulate and limit the retail availability of tobacco. Researchers are surveying a group of 2,400 adult smokers 5 times over 30 months and examine changes over time.


Lisa Henriksen
Jodi Prochaska

Lisa Henriksen and Jodi Prochaska

“This is a collaborative effort with local tobacco control programs in 30 large cities, home to 1 in 6 U.S. residents. Our partners at the Public Health Law Center and Truth Initiative® will help us document how local policies change and identify their impact on retail availability and tobacco use, particularly menthol and other flavored products use in lower-income neighborhoods.” — Lisa Henriksen