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
Category: Price Promotions
Our kids should grow up without tobacco in their faces. In New York State, tobacco companies spend more than a half a million dollars every day to place promotions in stores where kids can see them. And the more they see, the more likely they are to start smoking.
The tobacco industry spends over 91% of its marketing dollars at the point of sale, including expenditures on coupons to reduce the retail cost of tobacco. They know that price is one of the most powerful influences on tobacco use. In 2013, the tobacco industry spent $32.2 million on coupons for smokeless tobacco, and over … Read More
In 2013, the tobacco industry spent over $8.6 billion on marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for 91.2% of their total marketing expenditures. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission reports on Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures in 2013, document a continued … Read More
Raising the price of tobacco products is one of the most effective ways to reduce initiation, decrease consumption, and increase cessation. Chicago has just passed a bill to raise taxes on other tobacco products (OTP). The new taxes include: $1.80 per ounce for smokeless and roll your own tobacco $0.60 per ounce for pipe tobacco … Read More
On Kick Butts Day (March 16), learn about Big Tobacco’s slick tricks to target kids. Watch this video and stand with kids everywhere to make the next generation tobacco-free.
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
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
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
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning to study e-cigarette sales and marketing, and they want input from YOU! The information from the study would be used to create reports like the FTC Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2012, which told us that in 2012, the tobacco industry spent over $8.7 billion – 91% … Read More