Admin 20-10206 Tobacco Product Waste White Paper

August 26, 2020
September 30, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program (CDPH/CTCP) is soliciting proposals from eligible, experienced agencies to coalesce existing research from peer reviewed literature, government reports, organizational reports, tobacco industry documents, key informant interviews, and other sources in order to produce a white paper for use by decision makers and public health advocates that (1) summarizes the effects of tobacco product waste on the environment and humans; (2) summarizes the role tobacco product waste may play in contributing to social disorder and stress in urban and disadvantaged communities: (3) describes the role of the tobacco and vape industry in producing and maintaining tobacco product waste; and, (4) describes recommendations for action that focus on upstream solutions that go beyond anti-litter campaigns and ash can approaches to the tobacco product waste problem.