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  • The tobacco industry spends

    $1 million

    per hour on advertising and marketing at the point of sale

  • The POS Report to the Nation 2014 estimates

    374,584

    retailers sell tobacco products in the contiguous U.S

  • The POS Report to the Nation 2016 reports

    53,566

    pharmacies still sell tobacco products

  • In the U.S. there are

    27

    tobacco retailers for every one McDonalds (POS Report to the Nation: 2012)

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Study: Smokers who live farther from tobacco stores have a better chance at quitting

A recent study from Finland adds to the evidence [1] that proximity to tobacco stores makes it harder for smokers to quit. Research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association - Internal Medicine analyzed two longitudinal studies of over ... Read More

Tobacco Map Reflection

Hi everybody! I am William Brody, an intern at CounterTobacco.org this summer. Tobacco in all of its forms affects many people in my age group, and I wanted to research it to find out more about it. I ... Read More

 

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The War in the Store

A ‘War in the Store’ Started Twenty Years Ago, and the battle still rages on…WarInStore Composite 2 JPG

Tobacco companies now spend the vast majority of their advertising and promotional dollars at the point of sale, vying for customer hearts and minds. This “War in the Store”was triggered in 1993 when Philip Morris heavily discounted its Marlboro brand, and other tobacco companies followed suit to compete.

While the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 (an agreement between the major tobacco companies and 46 state attorney generals) curtailed some tobacco company advertising. For instance, by getting rid of Joe Camel and other cartoon characters and banning product ads on billboards and magazines, it left the store environment relatively free of restrictions. The tobacco industry took

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