A resource for local, state, and federal organizations working to counteract tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale.

War in the Store

 A ‘War in the Store’ started twenty years ago and the battle rages on...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...

News

8.14.2014
Counter Tobacco is launching its 3rd annual photo contest today! Each year, Counter Tobacco hosts a photo contest encouraging users to grab their mobile devices to capture the tobacco industry's POS...
8.01.2014
While cigarette use has declined during 2000 to 2011, cigar use has doubled during the same time frame [1]. This week the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

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