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


Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability, Youth

Pineapple-, watermelon-, and strawberry-flavored tobacco products might seem as fun and innocent as a day at the park, but students from the Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) at August Hawkins High School help us look past the colorful packaging to the dangerous and unhealthy reality of flavored cigarillos, busting the myth that they aren’t as … Read More

Tobacco Free Retailers: Donna Horger – Brooks Pharmacy

Healthy Retailers, Personal Narrative, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Retailer Density

Nearly 3,700 retailers sell tobacco products in Philadelphia, about one for every 160 households. In fact, there are more tobacco retailers per capita in Philadelphia than in any other US city, with the exception of Washington, DC. The number and location of tobacco retailers has a serious impact on the health of a community, and … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, 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