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Nicotine and Neighborhoods: Findings from a Policy Evaluation and Retailer Assessment Study in NYC
Nicotine and Neighborhoods: Findings from a Policy Evaluation and Retailer Assessment Study in NYC Daniel P. Giovenco, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health Livestreaming: March 5th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET 2

Course Objective

  • Explain the relationship between nicotine product retail in communities, use behaviors, and inequities
  • Describe the early impacts of a policy initiative to reduce tobacco retailer density in NYC
  • Discuss the current landscape of product availability for newer classes of nicotine products across several US cities

Date: March 5, 2024

Presenters:
Daniel P. Giovenco, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Dr. Giovenco presented his findings from a study investigating the effectiveness of a policy to reduce the density of tobacco retailers in New York City. He began by explaining the issue of tobacco retailer density and its relation to communities and inequities. He went on to summarize the evaluation methods used to evaluate the policy’s effectiveness, utilizing GIS technology. He then summarized the findings of the study and changes in the number of tobacco retailers in various neighborhoods resulting from the impact of the new policy. As a bonus, Dr. Giovenco also shared preliminary findings of a new study investigating shifts in tobacco product availability in three major U.S. cities, as related to the retailer limiting policy. He concludes with a call for more research efforts to investigate variations in retail access, use behaviors, and tobacco product risks. 

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