News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Media Campaign, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, 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

Vermont Health Department, Counterbalance Campaign Conduct Statewide Store Audits

Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Youth

The Vermont Health Department recently conducted store audits of 767 tobacco retailers state-wide.  Working with Counter Tools, they used a modified version of the Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS) and enlisted youth and community coalition groups to help complete the audits. They wanted to understand more about how the tobacco industry markets products in Vermont, … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy, Product Packaging, 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

Chicago Dept. of Public Health Launches “Tastes of Toxins” Campaign

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Stores Near Schools, Youth

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 using “Other Tobacco Products” (OTPs) such as cigarillos, hookahs, e-cigarettes, snuff, and chewing tobacco, which are often candy or fruit-flavored, yet can be just … Read More

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, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Media Campaign, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s third installment of our 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 … Read More