March 5, 2013
New York City's ban on flavored tobacco products has been upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The law remains in effect, as does a similar ban in Providence, Rhode Island, which was upheld in December. See our FAQ on local bans of flavored smokeless tobacco for updated information following the outcome of challenges filed by...
February 5, 2013
Because the negative health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are well documented, one of the most important steps a community can take to improve the health of its residents is to create more smokefree spaces—especially where people live.ChangeLab Solutions has developed a series of tools to help California cities and counties better...
The Smokescreen of Misinformation
Groups opposing local tobacco retailer licensing ordinances have become more active throughout California. The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing, a project of the American Lung Association in California and ChangeLab Solutions (formerly known as TALC), discussed these opposition groups, their tactics, and their connection to the tobacco industry.