Much of innovative public health policy for tobacco control is created at the local level. Having a better understanding of the local law making process is important for helping city councils, county supervisors, and other small goverment entities with proposing and crafting policy.
ChangeLab Solutions has worked on tobacco control policy for more than 15 years. In fact, our model laws and policies have helped make smoking less acceptable and accessible throughout California.
Tobacco companies are clever: they have modified products to get around established regulations and developed a variety of new items that aren’t smoked at all. Learn how to prevent new products from getting a foothold in your community.
It's important to understand the role of federal agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and scope of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act when considering local tobacco control restrictions.
We have models to help you regulate tobacco in a variety of ways at the local level. Restricting tobacco sales, limiting exposure to smoke both indoors and out, and requiring retailer licensing are examples of policies to adopt.
Preventing and reducing the use of tobacco products requires interventions at point of sale and where advertising is most pervasive. We have guidelines on effective measures to take without violating commercial free speech rights protected by the First Amendment.
Healthy housing is smokefree housing, whether it be low-income, rental, or even owner occupied. Our tools provide guidance on how to protect multi-unit housing residents from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and include tips on working with landlords and property managers.
Many communities are interested in limiting secondhand smoke exposure in nonresidential areas such as workplaces, recreation areas, and campuses. Learn more about options for making these places healthier through reducing secondhand smoke exposure.