Tobacco Free Retailers: Donna Horger – Brooks Pharmacy

Healthy Retailers, Personal Narrative, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Retailer Density

Nearly 3,700 retailers sell tobacco products in Philadelphia, about one for every 160 households. In fact, there are more tobacco retailers per capita in Philadelphia than in any other US city, with the exception of Washington, DC. The number and location of tobacco retailers has a serious impact on the health of a community, and … 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’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

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids launches National Campaign to “Shop Tobacco-Free”

Healthy Retailers, Media Campaign, Pharmacies

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids recently launched a new national campaign aimed at getting more retailers to stop selling tobacco. The campaign centers around a website,, which features an interactive map showing locations of tobacco-free retailers based on your location and encourages consumers to shop tobacco-free. The website also includes a “Wall of Fame” 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

New Resource Released: Tobacco Free Pharmacies Action Guide

Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy

CounterTobacco.Org is pleased to announce the release of our newest resource: The Tobacco Free Pharmacies Action Guide This action guide was developed in collaboration with tobacco control stakeholders across the country to help communities prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. Despite the known health risks of tobacco, pharmacies represent nearly 5% of cigarette … Read More

CVS Set to Remove Tobacco Products


CVS, the nation’s second largest drugstore, has announced that it will phase out tobacco products from its US retail locations over the next several months. By October 1 cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco will no longer be sold by the convenience store pharmacy. The decision was spurred by CVS’ desire to more closely partner with … Read More

Upcoming Webinars

Advertising Restictions, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Webinars

A number of our partners are hosting webinars related to retail tobacco control and issues that affect the point-of-sale.  See the descriptions below and sign up for the webinars that interest you Know of an upcoming webinar or resource that we missed?  Let us know! JUNE You Don’t Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment  June … Read More

Lawsuit threatening San Francisco pharmacy ban dismissed


An ordinance in San Francisco bans the sale of tobacco in pharmacies; it is the first of its kind in the United States. The rule was enacted in 2008 to cover most pharmacies — strengthened in 2010 to include big-box and grocery stores that include pharmacies. According to an article in the San Francisco Examiner, … Read More