2014 POS Report to the Nation Released!

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Minimum pack size, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Youth

The Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation was released late last week by researchers from the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford Prevention Research Center and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. According to the 2011 Federal Trade Commission Report, the tobacco industry spends … Read More

California’s Tobacco Control Program Reduces Health Care Cost

Policy Advocacy, Product Availability

The California Tobacco Control Program reduced health care costs by $134 billion from 1989-2008 while spending only $2.4 billion.  New research from UC San Francisco shows that reductions in the prevalence of smoking and cigarette consumption per smoker are both tied to tobacco control funding. California’s tobacco control program aims to change the social norms surrounding … Read More