April 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Litte cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Availability, 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

Study: Smokers who live farther from tobacco stores have a better chance at quitting

Disparities, International, Product Availability, Retailer Density

A recent study from Finland adds to the evidence [1] that proximity to tobacco stores makes it harder for smokers to quit. Research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine analyzed two longitudinal studies of over 20,000 current and ex-smokers in Finland and found that smokers who lived farther away from a tobacco … Read More

Research Study: Longitudinal POS Tobacco Trends in Albany, NY

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Store Assessments

New Research Study: Longitudinal Trends in Tobacco Availability, Tobacco Advertising, and Ownership Changes of Food Stores, Albany, New York, 2003–2015. Background: Previous research has shown that visiting grocery stores that sell tobacco is positively associated with smoking initiation among youth.[1] Method: Stores were identified through multiple government  lists and community canvasing for the years 2003, 2009, … 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, Litte 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

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Large Cigars, Litte cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Product Placement, Store Assessments, 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

Point of Sale-Girl

Media Campaign, Product Availability, Youth

The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services is warning people through TV ads about the tactics that tobacco companies sometimes use to attract young people. The Montana Tobacco Use Program launched a new public education campaign addressing the ways corporations target youth through in-store advertising. Health officials say tobacco corporations spend more than … Read More

Point of Sale-Boys

Media Campaign, Product Availability, Youth

The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services is warning people through TV ads about the tactics that tobacco companies sometimes use to attract young people. The Montana Tobacco Use Program launched a new public education campaign addressing the ways corporations target youth through in-store advertising. Health officials say tobacco corporations spend more than … Read More

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

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Webinars

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

Truth About Flavor – The Documentary

Disparities, Personal Narrative, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Youth

“The poorer the people, the cheaper the poison.” Dr. Phillip Gardiner P.H. This short-form documentary explores the health and community effects of the consumption of flavored small cigars and cigarillos in South Central, Los Angeles. Extremely cheap, accessible and appealing to mass audiences, flavored small cigars and cigarillos have become the tobacco of choice for … Read More