Research Briefs

Like you, the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center often has burning questions about evaluation methods or effective tobacco control tactics. To find answers, we conduct primary or secondary research and share the results through these research briefs.

Final Evaluation Summary Reports

Drawing from the collective knowledge of local projects written up in their 2007 final evaluation reports, the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center compiled effective strategies for working on tobacco control policy in a variety of political and social environments. 


Combating Outdoor Smoking in Public Places

Combating Tobacco Litter in Public Places

Combating Secondhand Smoke in Multi-unit Housing

Combating Youth Access to Tobacco Products Through Tobacco Retail Policies

Cultural Competency in Tobacco Control


Implementing Smoke-Free Policies in Public Housing


Combating Tobacco Promoting Influences, Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, and Reducing Youth Access to Tobacco

HSHC Public Opinion & Key Informant Summary Reports


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Feasibility, Instrument and Usability Testing

The TCEC staff conducts various types of testing before releasing resources.  We've done research on the feasibility and cost of using handheld devices for data collection, usability testing on the navigation of the new design of our website, as well as instrument testing.

Capacity Building and Analysis


Web-based Organizational Capacity Building: Is it as Effective as On-site Training?

California Tobacco Control Coalitions: An analysis of survey responses from 25 tobacco control coalitions