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Communities with many tobacco stores — and many stores near one another — often bear the brunt of tobacco use. Greater concentration and higher numbers of tobacco retailers, as well as retailers’ proximity to schools, have been associated with higher rates of...
Leon Andrews is the director of the Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) initiative at the National League of Cities. He joined our Board of Directors in 2010 and became the Chair of the Board of Directors in 2015. “I joined the ChangeLab Solutions Board...
We’ve updated and released the Tobacco Laws Affecting California, our 2016 guide to tobacco regulation in the state. This booklet is a user-friendly guide to laws regulating exposure to secondhand smoke and the sale and marketing of tobacco products. The 2016...
Does your neighborhood have safe sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes? Ever wonder how street design can improve health? Curious how transportation systems can make places not only more connected, but also more equitable?Street design can, and should, make...
The retail environment affects community health. In many places, people lack access to fruits and vegetables, but can find tobacco, non-nutritious foods and beverages, and alcohol all too easily. Perhaps not surprisingly, tobacco use, poor nutrition, and...