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

New CPHSS Report Released: Assessing Retail Environments with STARS

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

A new report from the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS), as part of the Advancing Science and Policy in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) State & Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative, describes the experience of four states (Oregon, Indiana, Vermont, and Texas) piloting the use … Read More

Counter Tools Training Institute Oct. 21-22

Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

Our partner Counter Tools is hosting their 3rd annual two-day “Getting Started at the Point of Sale” Training Institute for public health advocates who are new or getting started in tobacco and food-related point-of-sale initiatives. When: October 21-22, 2015 Who: Public health advocates from state and local health departments and voluntary organizations who want to get started … Read More

The Next 50 Years

Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy

For more than fifty years, the Surgeon General has been reporting about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. The findings have inspired us to help smokers quit and keep young people from starting smoking in the first place. We know the strategies that work and we are in the forefront of an historic opportunity … Read More

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

News and Research Round Up

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, 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

Webinar – It’s Go Time! Tobacco Retailer Licensing Playbook

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Webinars

Presenters: Asha Banks, MPA, Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ian McLaughlin, JD, ChangeLab Solutions Monty Messex, MPH, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Aneena Pokkamthanam, MPH, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tobacco retailer licensing has emerged as one of the most effective and versatile … Read More

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