December 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

New Surgeon General’s Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Advertising Restictions, Child-Resistant Packaging, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Vape Shops, Youth

Over 50 years ago, in 1964, the Surgeon General announced with the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and that something should be done to prevent harm. This announcement served as a catalyst for tobacco control and research that has since prevented more than 8 million premature deaths.  Today, Surgeon … Read More

November 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

News and Research Roundup

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Pharmacies, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Packaging, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Healthy Retailers, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Packaging, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More

New Store Assessment for Vape Shops Released for Two-Week Open Comment Period

E-Cigarettes, Store Assessments, Vape Shops

The long-awaited draft of the Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings: Vape Shops (vSTARS) has arrived! vSTARS is an observational store assessment form designed to measure product availability, flavors, marketing and health messaging present in vape shops and head shops. This instrument was modeled after the original STARS and can be completed by local, state, … Read More

Research Study: Longitudinal POS Tobacco Trends in Albany, NY

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Store Assessments

New Research Study: Longitudinal Trends in Tobacco Availability, Tobacco Advertising, and Ownership Changes of Food Stores, Albany, New York, 2003–2015. Background: Previous research has shown that visiting grocery stores that sell tobacco is positively associated with smoking initiation among youth.[1] Method: Stores were identified through multiple government  lists and community canvasing for the years 2003, 2009, … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Store Assessments, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we post a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale (POS). Keeping up with what’s happening in the POS movement all across the country can help you choose policies and strategies that work best … Read More