POS focus in many of the 2015 Tobacco Control Global “Hot Spots”

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Media Campaign, Product Packaging

A recent report from the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) highlighted places around the world that they’ll be paying close attention to this year. Many of these “hot spots” are places with on-going point of sale policy disputes or newly proposed point of sale policies. Though the policy environment and viable policy options vary from country … Read More

John Oliver Shows Why Tobacco Marketing Matters

International, Licensing, Media Campaign, Stores Near Schools, Youth

Recently on the show Last Week Tonight, political satirist John Oliver spent an unprecedented 18 minutes on his show taking down Big Tobacco. Watch the full segment here (warning: the clip does contain some explicit language). Beyond implementing John Oliver’s proposed new mascot for Marlboro, Jeff the Diseased Lung in a cowboy hat, (check out the … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s new “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we’ll be posting 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 … Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2014

International, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World No Tobacco Day on May 31st, shining a light on the devastating effects that tobacco use has on the health of people across the world and highlighting policies that can mitigate these effects. Smoking claims the lives of nearly 6 million individuals annually with 600,000 of those deaths … Read More

World No Tobacco Day Theme Draws Attention to Point-of-Sale Issues Worldwide

Advertising Restictions, Displays/Display Ban, International, Price Promotions, Youth

May 31 is The World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. This year’s theme, Free Yourself– Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship, sheds light on the increasing importance of point-of-sale tobacco control worldwide. Across the globe, 78% of youth 13-15 years old report regular exposure to tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship[1].  The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report concludes that these tobacco … Read More

Flavored Tobacco Highlights

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

As highlighted by our “5 POS Trends to Watch“ feature, non-cigarette tobacco products (also known as other tobacco products or OTP), is a growing category and one to closely watch.  Recently, developments in flavored tobacco regulation have been peppering the news across the globe. Below is a quick wrap up on recent flavored-tobacco news: Courts … Read More

5 POS Trends to Watch in 2013

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

1. POS Work Takes Center Stage Point of sale is emerging as a core tobacco control activity. For US states and localities that already have a strong clean indoor air law, high tobacco taxes, and secure program funding, point of sale work is the next frontier to reduce tobacco use initiation and make it easier … Read More

POS Health Warning Update

Health Warnings, International, Product Packaging

Have you been hearing about graphic health warnings lately? Read the latest on tobacco health warnings on product packaging and at the point of sale here. See powerful graphic imagery from around the world, try our new resources, and keep up-to-date with the latest successes and challenges of health warning initiatives. Also, learn how one … Read More