Understanding the Tobacco Retail Environment on Tribal Lands in California
In California, there are many unique and diverse Tribal communities, and this project aimed to understand the retail environment by reaching retailers who sold commercially available tobacco products (i.e., cigarettes, chew/dip, cigars, electronic cigarettes/vapes) on or nearby Tribal lands (within a one-mile radius).
Retailers included convenience stores with or without a gas station, grocery stores, tobacco shops, Tribal casinos that sold commercial tobacco, and liquor stores. Tribal retailers included these store types on Tribal lands, and off-Tribal retailers included these store types in nearby proximity to Tribal lands.
This work was made possible by funds from the USC Tobacco Center for Regulatory Sciences in Vulnerable Populations (Pentz/Samet) Project 2 “Maximizing Retailers’ Responsiveness to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory Authority in Vulnerable Communities” (Baezconde-Garbanati), grant number P50-CA-180905-01 from the National Cancer Institute and the FDA Center of Tobacco Products (CTP).
Effects of Ice Flavors and Nicotine on E-Cigarette Product Appeal and Likelihood of Future Use in Adults
To test the hypothesis that there will be a main effect of flavor on appeal and intention to use, that there will be an interaction between ice flavor status and nicotine concentration, and to determine if there are effects of tobacco product user status.
To assess the effect of provision of IQOS, evaluate shifts in product perceptions and examine the acute changes via EMA/mobile spirometry in pulmonary functioning upon switching from combustible cigarettes to IQOS.
Evaluating the Influence of Local Flavored E-cigarette Sales Restrictions on E-cigarette and Other Tobacco Use Outcomes Among Vulnerable Populations
To examine the influence of FESRs on e-cigarette use, other tobacco use, and tobacco purchasing location among the historically targeted vulnerable populations