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

News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Large Cigars, Licensing, Pharmacies, Preemption, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’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

New Research: A Comparison of Three Policy Approaches for Tobacco Retailer Reduction

Licensing, Pharmacies, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Youth

A recent study published in Preventive Medicine examined the relative effectiveness of three different policies in reducing the number and density of tobacco retailers in NC: Prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies or stores with a pharmacy counter, Restricting sales of tobacco products within 1000 ft of schools, and Regulating to 500ft the … Read More

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 CounterTobacco.org’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, www.shoptobaccofree.org, 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