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

New Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation from CPHSS highlights increase in policy activity 2012-2014

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

Wondering what’s happening in the retail environment and what POS policy activities are being pursued across the US? There is now an update to the 2014 POS Report to the Nation! The Center for Public health Systems Science (CPHSS) at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with researchers from the Stanford Prevention Research Center and … Read More

2014 POS Report to the Nation Released!

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Minimum pack size, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Youth

The Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation was released late last week by researchers from the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford Prevention Research Center and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. According to the 2011 Federal Trade Commission Report, the tobacco industry spends … 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

Point of Sale Strategies Tobacco Control Guide

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools

The Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, just released a much-needed POS resource, a tobacco control guide specifically focused on point-of-sale strategies. The document offers guidance for choosing appropriate strategies to limit the sale, display, and advertising of tobacco products in … Read More

New Tobacco Control Guides

Advertising Restictions, Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Retailer Density

Earlier this month, the Center for Public Health Systems (CPHSS), in conjunction with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (TCLC), released two new tobacco control guides: “Pricing Policy” and”Policy Strategies.” Each 32-page manual provides tobacco control advocates with practical guidance on choosing effective tobacco control policies for their communities. The Policy Strategies Guide provides step-by-step instructions … Read More

New Case Study on Public Health Victory in Providence, Rhode Island

Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions

Last week Providence, Rhode Island’s ordinances banning on the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibiting the use of coupons and multi-pack discounts that lower the price of tobacco products were upheld by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.  The three judge panel unanimously affirmed the legality of the provisions.  These ordinances represent a major … Read More