Principal Investigator

Thomas Novotny, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon)


Stella Bialous, BSN, MS, MPH, DrPH

Kyra Hill, JD

Laila Hamzai, MPH

Marc Beutel, PhD

Eunha Hoh, PhD

Jeremiah Mock, MSc, PhD

Georg Matt, PhD

Project funded by

California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) & California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Project Summary
The goal of this project is to produce a white paper targeted toward decision-makers and public health advocates. It will: (1) summarize the effects of tobacco product waste on the environment and humans; (2) describe the role tobacco product waste may play in contributing to social disorder and stress in urban and disadvantaged communities; (3) describe the role of the tobacco and vape industry in producing and maintaining tobacco product waste; and, (4) include recommendations for action that focus on upstream solutions that go beyond anti-litter campaigns and ash can approaches to the tobacco product waste problem. The White Paper will coalesce existing research from peer-reviewed literature, government reports, organizational reports, tobacco industry documents, and other sources, in addition to conducting key informant interviews with subject matter experts.

The White Paper and its appendices can be down accessed by clicking on the links below.

Tobacco Product Waste in California: A White Paper
Tobacco Product Waste in California_ A White Paper

Appendix A
Appendix A – Review of Environmental Pollution

Appendix B1
Appendix B1 The Cigarette Filter_ A Review of Utility, Environmental Impacts, and Policy Solutions

Appendix B2
APPENDIX B2 A Review of the To bacco Industry’s Response to Evidence of Environmental Impacts of Tobacco Product Waste

Appendix B3
Appendix B3 A Review Of Policy Options To Address Tobacco Product Waste

Appendix C
Appendix C Key Informant Interviews on Tobacco Product Waste

Certificate of Compliance 1
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Certificate of Compliance 2
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