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

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s report linking smoking to poor health outcomes, we will take a look at the evolution of tobacco marketing at the point of sale. Long before the release of this landmark report, the tobacco industry has used multiple channels such as TV, billboard, radio and the point of sale to advertise its harmful products. In 1998, passage of the Master Settlement agreement severely restricted the tobacco industry’s advertising activities, however the agreement’s stipulations did not include regulations for point of sale marketing. According...


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a report detailing the public health implications of raising the minimum legal sale age to 21. The minimum legal sale age (MLSA) prohibits retailers...
The Chicago Department of Public Health recently launched a new campaign to help reduce youth smoking called “Tastes of Toxins.” The campaign focuses on raising awareness about the health risks of...

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