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
Category: Policy Advocacy
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
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
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
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
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
Clearway Minnesota and Breathe Free North gives you the low-down on menthol cigarettes, why they’re a problem, and how the tobacco industry has targeted the African American community with these product.
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
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
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on restrictions on flavored tobacco in Minneapolis. Update: The ordinance passed! Check out the Association for Nonsmokers- MN’s video about the ordinance and how youth took a stand for it.