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Are you opening a restaurant?
Planning a study?
Looking for information about tobacco laws?

This page includes links to many of the permits, forms, and related  resources you will need to complete and/or comply with a range of activities. Businesses may find additional permits and forms at the City of Philadelphia's Business Services Center.

This committee ensures that all research involving PDPH data, staff or clients supports the mission of the Department.

As required by Department policy, medical ethics, and federal regulations, all research that involves human subjects must be reviewed by an IRB prior to implementation and on an ongoing basis.


Several Philadelphia laws concern the promotion, sale, and use of tobacco products. Retailers and businesses should become familiar and compliant with these laws to help ensure the success of their business and to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians.