News and Research Round Up

Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Licensing, Minimum price, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to’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

Minneapolis Bans Flavored Tobacco

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Youth

Starting January 1 of next year, the sale of flavored tobacco products will no longer be allowed in the city of Minneapolis anywhere outside of adult-only specialty tobacco shops, with the exception of menthol, mint, and wintergreen flavored tobacco. The flavor ban does, however, extend to e-cigarettes and e-liquid. The ordinance also sets a minimum … Read More

New Case Study Released on Reducing Cheap Tobacco & Youth Access in New York City

Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Tobacco21, Youth

The Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) State & Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative, has developed a series of case studies on communities that have passed point-of sale-policies. CPHSS is pleased to release Reducing Cheap Tobacco & Youth Access: New York City, the third and latest in … Read More

NYC Council Set to Vote on Tobacco Legislation

Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Price Promotions, Tobacco21

UPDATE: HEALTH COMMITTEE APPROVES TOBACCO BILLS–FULL NYC COUNCIL VOTE EXPECTED TODAY The full New York City Council is expected to vote today, October 30, 2013, on a set of tobacco control measures.   The bills were approved by the New York City Council Health Committee yesterday.  There are two tobacco control bills being considered– one that will raise the … Read More

NYC Introduces Most Comprehensive POS Tobacco Policy in the Nation

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Price Promotions

Despite tobacco control efforts, tobacco is still the leading cause of preventable death in New York City [1]. Trends reveal that since 2007, New York City youth smoking rates have remained steady at 8.5% [2]. In 2011, 28,000 NYC public high school students tried smoking for the first time while 19,000 under aged NYC public … Read More