Chicago Raises OTP Taxes, Raises MLSA to 21

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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

Restricting Tobacco Advertising and Promotions: Dealing with Legal Obstacles

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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

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

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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

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, 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

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

News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Large Cigars, Licensing, Pharmacies, Preemption, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s new “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we’ll be posting 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 … Read More

Federal Trade Commission Report on Tobacco Industry Marketing Expenditures Released

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In 2012, the tobacco industry spent over $8.7 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for over 91% 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 2012, … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Health Warnings, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’s latest installment of the “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we’ll be posting 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 … Read More