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Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Kevin Schroth, JD

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy

  • CV

Tobacco control; tobacco regulatory science; cigars, favored cigars; tobacco retail density reduction; e-cigarettes; tobacco price regulations; alternative tobacco products; hookah regulation; marijuana regulation.

Schroth served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the Senior Legal Counsel directing tobacco control policy for the City. During his tenure, he played a principal role in
drafting and advancing more than a dozen laws designed to reduce tobacco use, and policies designed to reduce sodium and sugary beverage consumption. Schroth previously worked as a commercial litigator and clerked for federal and
state judges in New Jersey. He earned his JD from Rutgers Law School and BA from Bucknell University.

Research Interests
Schroth focuses his research on how tobacco regulatory science can support laws that decrease tobacco consumption, and how the tobacco control model can be applied in different areas like sugary beverages and marijuana.

Research Highlights

Architect of the following New York City tobacco control laws: Plan to reduce tobacco retail density by more than 50%; Ban on pharmacies selling tobacco products and e-cigarettes; Minimum price scheme for all tobacco products; Tax on non-cigarette tobacco products; Ban on tobacco-related transactions for a discount of any kind; Increasing minimum age to 21 for sales of tobacco or e-cigarettes; Expanded Smoke-Free Air Act to cover e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in sports and recreational facilities.

Select Publications
Farley, S., Schroth, K., Curtis, C., Angell, S. (2016) "Evidence of Support for Smoke-Free Public Housing Among New York City Residents.", Public health reports Vol. 131

Moreland-Russell, S., Combs, T., Schroth, K., Luke, D. (2016) "Success in the city: the road to implementation of Tobacco 21 and Sensible Tobacco Enforcement in New York City.", Tobacco Control Vol. 25

Distinguished Service Award - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2015) - For outstanding
work as a subject matter expert in multi-division
investigation, enforcement operation, and
litigation regarding hookah serving establishments
violating several NYC laws.

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