Research Study: Longitudinal POS Tobacco Trends in Albany, NY

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Store Assessments

New Research Study: Longitudinal Trends in Tobacco Availability, Tobacco Advertising, and Ownership Changes of Food Stores, Albany, New York, 2003–2015. Background: Previous research has shown that visiting grocery stores that sell tobacco is positively associated with smoking initiation among youth.[1] Method: Stores were identified through multiple government  lists and community canvasing for the years 2003, 2009, … Read More

Why Point of Sale Tobacco Marketing Matters

Policy Advocacy, Youth

The Surgeon General’s Report shows that exposure to tobacco marketing can cause youth to start smoking. See why point of sale tobacco marketing matters and find out what you can do to limit Big Tobacco’s deadly influence in your community.

New Point of Sale Report to the Nation shows increased policy activity since 2012

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Litte cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

The latest Point of Sale Report of the Nation: Realizing the Power of States and Communities to Change the Tobacco Retail and Policy Landscape was released earlier this week. This report, the third in a series of Point of Sale Reports to the Nation since 2012, is the product of a collaboration between the Center for Public … Read More

Restricting Tobacco Advertising and Promotions: Dealing with Legal Obstacles

Advertising Restictions, Displays/Display Ban, Health Warnings, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21

In a new article in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, entitled “Regulating Tobacco Product Advertising and Promotions in the Retail Environment: A Roadmap for States and Localities,” authors Lange, Hoefges & Ribisl discuss legal obstacles to various strategies for reducing youth tobacco use initiation and outline point of sale interventions for localities and … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, International, Litte cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, 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

CDC OSH Webinar: The Point of Sale Playbook: Addressing the Four ‘P’s of Tobacco Marketing in Stores

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Webinars

This webinar in the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health point of sale webinar series was held January 13th, 2016 at 2pm EST. This webinar discusses the importance of working in the retail environment and will review strategies to address tobacco marketing in retail outlets, focusing on the four ‘P’s of marketing: place, price, product, and … Read More

50,000 Visitors

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Youth

We are so excited to announce that CounterTobacco.org has now been visited by 50,000 different people across the United States and the globe! It is fantastic to have so many people working to counter tobacco marketing at the point of sale and fighting the “War in the Store” with us. Combined, these visitors have… viewed the website 76,339 times visited 196,971 pages come from all … Read More

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 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

New Study on Public Support for POS Provisions of FSPTCA

FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Policy Advocacy, Product Packaging, Youth

A study published online this month in the American Journal of Public Health assessed support among both smokers and non-smokers for current and potential point of sale tobacco control policies under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA). Researchers found that support varied by provision: 80% supported youth access restrictions 45% supported … Read More