New Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation from CPHSS highlights increase in policy activity 2012-2014

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

Wondering what’s happening in the retail environment and what POS policy activities are being pursued across the US? There is now an update to the 2014 POS Report to the Nation! The Center for Public health Systems Science (CPHSS) at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with researchers from the Stanford Prevention Research Center and … 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

Upcoming Point of Sale Strategies Webinar: Report to the Nation and the Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS)

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments, Webinars

Join the CDC Office on Smoking and Health for the next Point of Sale Strategies Webinar. Call in lines are limited, so be sure to tune in early! Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation and STARS Webinar Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:00 – 4:00pm ET The State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) research initiative recently released … Read More

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

Webinar: Coalescing Public Health Champions Around the Retail Environment: California’s Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Campaign

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Healthy Retailers, Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments, Webinars

Presenters: Tonia Hagaman, MPH, California Tobacco Control Program Jonathan M. Isler, PhD, California Tobacco Control Program Jennifer Miller, California Tobacco Control Program Tonia Hagaman, Jonathan M. Isler, and Jennifer Miller of the California Tobacco Control Program highlighted findings of the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign. The initiative was designed to show the impact … Read More

Update: Maximizing State and Local Policies to Restrict Tobacco Marketing at Point of Sale

Advertising Restictions, CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments, Webinars

Presenters: Kurt M. Ribisl, UNC Gillings School of Public Health Douglas A. Luke, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis Lisa Henriksen, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center Ashley L. Feld, MPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Amy A. Sorg, MPH, Washington University in St. Louis Nina Parikh, MPH, Stanford Prevention Research Center This webinar … Read More

Getting Started at POS Training Institute

Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

Only 3 places left: Getting Started at POS Training Institute on May 30 and 31st in Chapel Hill, NC, brought to you by Counter Tools. Introducing two-days of hands-on interactive training to get started on point of sale tobacco control work. Please visit www.countertools.org for more information on the Training Institute and reserve your spot soon. … Read More

5 POS Trends to Watch in 2013

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

1. POS Work Takes Center Stage Point of sale is emerging as a core tobacco control activity. For US states and localities that already have a strong clean indoor air law, high tobacco taxes, and secure program funding, point of sale work is the next frontier to reduce tobacco use initiation and make it easier … Read More

Counter Tobacco teams up with the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids for Kick Butts Day 2013

Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Youth

Check out the Featured Activities on the Kick Butts Day Site to see Counter Tobacco’s three new Point-of-Sale focused youth engagement activities! These activities are perfect for building awareness and getting youth engaged in combating the War in the Store. The three activities, listed below, are available now on Kick Butts Day site! Walking Tobacco Audit … Read More