November 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, 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

2017 Photo Contest Winners Announcement

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Photo Contest, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Self-Service, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Vape Shops, Youth

We asked our audience to submit photos showcasing tobacco industry marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS), and we received over 45 great photos from 11 states and even as far away as Pakistan. The entries cover a wide range of problems at the point of sale, and beyond just the contest, we … Read More

The “War in the Store” Continues: FTC Reports Show the Tobacco Industry Spent $8.1 Billion at the POS in 2015

Advertising Restictions, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions

In 2015, the tobacco industry spent nearly $8.1 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for over 90% of their total marketing expenditures on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … Read More

POS and Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Media Campaign, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

On September 12, 2017, National Cancer Institute (NCI) released Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities. Monograph 22 discusses the tobacco-related trends by identifiers such as age, race, and sexual orientation along with economic status as a means of discussing causes and potential solutions for tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD). While there has … Read More

July 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Stores Near Schools, 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

February 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21

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

FTC Reports on Tobacco Industry Marketing Expenditures for 2014 Released

Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2014, the tobacco industry spent over $8.2 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for nearly 91% of their total marketing expenditures on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures in … Read More

October 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Store Assessments, Tobacco21

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

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Little 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