Resources category: The Americas
Resources category: The Americas
Case Study - São Paulo Breathes Better: Adoption of Smokefree Indoor Environments
This two part case study presents the initial implementation process of tobacco-free environments in São Paulo, Brazil after The São Paulo Anti Tobacco Law was passed in 2009, and it's continued implementation 10 years later. Documents available in Portuguese.
Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco: Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control
A joint statement from a consortium of US public health organizations setting forth principles to help health departments, decisionmakers, advocates, and other stakeholders advance equitable enforcement practices related to the purchase, possession, sale, and distribution of all tobacco products.
Reducing Tobacco Retail Density in San Francisco: A Case Study
This case study describes the San Francisco Tobacco Retail Density Policy, examines the key strategies and lessons learned in developing a retail density policy, and explores the early impact of the policy in the first year of implementation.
Evaluating the impact and equity of a tobacco-free pharmacy law on retailer density in New York City neighbourhoods
This study models the reduction in tobacco retailer density following the ban to examine differences in the policy’s impact across neighbourhoods.
License to Kill?: Tobacco Retailer Licensing as an Effective Enforcement Tool
This report looks at retailer licensing to support enforcement, and for controlling the location and concentration of tobacco retailers and imposing additional restrictions on the sale and promotion of tobacco products.
FDA Compliance and Enforcement Report
Report on the last five years of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office compliance and enforcement activities.
NYC food Establishment Self-Inspection Worksheet
This self-inspection checklist for food establishments by the NYC Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation provides a checklist (on page 2, part 2) that covers compliance with various regulations, including smokefree, product regulation, and POS.
Examples of Information Materials for Businesses
Collection of example flyers and leaflets from tobacco control initiatives around the globe for different venues types, including restaurants, sports clubs, government buildings, tobacco retailers and more.
British Columbia 100% Smokefree: Successful Campaign Despite Industry Opposition
This article describes how the British Columbia Capital Regional District systematically organized an educational campaign, enacted and enforced a series of bylaws, exposed industry interference to successfully pass and implement a 100% smokefree bylaw in all public places.
Case Study: Effective Translation of the Framework Convention in Mexico
This case study describes the impact of the sociocultural and political-economic context of Mexico on WHO-FCTC policy uptake. It examines advancing tobacco control policy through strategic, contextually-specific communication efforts and uses smokefree policy to illustrate barriers to compliance in the Mexican context.
Perceived Enforcement of Smokefree in Brazil
The aim of this study is to evaluate the perceived enforcement of anti-smoking legislation on 4 Brazilian cities.
Indicators to Measure Success of Smokefree Policies
This article assess indictors of smokefree policy implementation in the Unites States, New Zealand, and Israel to demonstrate successful compliance of smokefree policies.
Evaluation of Enforcement Barriers in Minnesota Youth, 2002
This report evaluates the enforcement practices, and barriers of the Commercial Youth Access Enforcement efforts in Minnesota, USA, providing recommendation for future enforcement efforts.
Compliance Evaluation of San Francisco's Flavoured Tobacco Sales Prohibition
This research assesses compliance with San Francisco's 2018 flavored tobacco sales ban and concludes that retailer education prior to enforcement will result in higher compliance rates.
CDC Indicators for Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, 2017
This report is the third in the CDC's publications on Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs and provides an evaluation logic model and set out outcome indicators that address eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.
Evidence to guide action comprehensive tobacco control in Ontario 2016
An example of a research synthesis to inform tobacco control policy and strategy. This report from Ontario, Canada, provides a comprehensive assessment of the tobacco control interventions that would have the greatest impact on reducing tobacco use and its associated burden in Ontario.
Tobacco Industry Youth Smoking Prevention Programs: Protecting the Industry and Hurting Tobacco Control
This article analyzes tobacco industry documents to determine why industry-sponsored youth smoking prevention programs were developed, how they were used to fight tobacco control policy and programming, and their lack of effect on youth smoking prevalence.
The ‘‘We Card’’ Program: Tobacco Industry Youth Smoking Prevention as Industry Self-Preservation
This article analyzes the tobacco industry self-regulation "We Card" program. It exposes "We Card" as ineffective and structured to improve the industry's public image and limit tobacco control policies and their enforcement.
Observatory on Strategies of the Tobacco Industry in Brazil
This website offers detailed information and data on the tactics used by the tobacco industry in Brazil, the legislative measures Brazil is adopting to meet FCTC and WHO directives, and the people and organizations involved with the tobacco industry that lobby against tobacco control measures in Brazil. The website is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Health is Non-Negotiable: Civil Society Against Tobacco Industry Strategies in Latin America
This report compiles case studies with the aim of exposing the tobacco industry's strategies for blocking tobacco control efforts and disseminates information on the counter efforts of four civil society organizations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.
The Economic Impact of Clean Indoor Air Laws
This article reviews and analyses the diffusion of clean indoor air laws and the economic and public health impacts of their implementation. While research sponsored by the tobacco industry has raised concerns regarding the economic impact of smoke-free laws, scientific evidence indicates that clean indoor air laws are low-cost, safe, and effective.
Examples of Tobacco Control Strategic Plans
Examples of tobacco control strategic plans to provide guidance for creating comprehensive implementation and enforcement agendas, yearly plans and public health goal setting.