Important Topics


Tobacco use is a major threat to health. While a smaller proportion of the population uses tobacco currently than in previous decades, tobacco accounts for almost half a million deaths per year in the United States. The Prevention Research Center (PRC) has carried out research on tobacco use as it relates to laws, policy and availability.

Overview of PRC Research on Youth Smoking

Impact of Local U.S. Tobacco Policies on Youth Tobacco Use

New Instrument Available to Rate the Effectiveness of Local Tobacco Policies

Multi-method Research on Smoke-free Bar Policy Compliance


Media Release

The Effects of Tobacco Outlets on Adolescent Smoking
April 2018