A Geographic Analysis of Tobacco Advertising in Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer Counties, NY

Project Summary

The BRiDGES Tobacco Prevention Team approached Syracuse Community Geography and requested maps that would show the locations of licensed tobacco retailers in Herkimer, Oneida and Madison Counties. Thus, maps that overlay the locations of licensed tobacco retailers with various demographic, socioeconomic, and health data were created. The research questions addressed by this project include: (1) how prevalent is licensed tobacco retailing in each county, (2) how many licensed tobacco retailers are located within one-half and one mile of public schools, (3) what are the age demographics and socioeconomic characteristics of each county, and (4) to what level are the three counties affected by asthma, lung and bronchial cancer?