Research Findings

We document the ability for minors to buy tobacco online. See what we've learned >>

Tobacco & the Internet

Credit card with keyboard We've tracked the online tobacco industry since 1999. See how things have changed >>  

Law & Policy

We help inform policy and assess the impact of new laws. Trace policy history >>

What's New?

Retail sign for e-cigarettes. We monitor the latest developments, such as the rise of e-cigarettes. Learn more >>


We monitor the online tobacco industry to assess its sales practices and public health impacts. For more than 15 years, our research findings have brought the issue of online tobacco sales to the attention of legislators and helped inform significant changes in the regulatory climate for this industry.

With funding from the National Cancer Institute, we are currently focused on tracking how new regulations and agreements are affecting the practices of online tobacco retailers. This research helps governments to rapidly adapt to new industry developments and effectively reduce the public health threats posed by online tobacco sales.

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