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