Point of Sale Strategies Tobacco Control Guide

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools

The Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, just released a much-needed POS resource, a tobacco control guide specifically focused on point-of-sale strategies. The document offers guidance for choosing appropriate strategies to limit the sale, display, and advertising of tobacco products in … Read More

Not-so-Thankful Tobacco Truths

Cigarettes, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Youth

With Thanksgiving around the corner, here are some things Counter Tobacco is NOT so thankful for: Not-so-thankful tobacco truth #1: On Friday, April 2, 1993, later known as “Marlboro Friday” to the public health community, Philip Morris slashed prices on their leading cigarette brand, Marlboro, in light of their declining cigarette sales. Marlboro not only increased their market … Read More

Display Ban Update

Displays/Display Ban, Product Placement

We’ve updated our “Policy Solutions” to reflect a progressive new product placement policy enacted by the Village of Haverstraw, NY, banning the display of tobacco products at stores that are open to minors. This policy came about through the dedicated efforts of policymakers and advocates in the Village of Haverstraw, addressing product placement as a … Read More