March 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Product Packaging, Store Assessments, Tobacco21, Uncategorized, 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

Counter Tobacco’s 5th Annual Photo Contest is Here!

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The tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour to market their deadly products, a total which amounted to $8.6 billion spent at the point of sale in 2013. The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to this retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. And it’s happening in YOUR community. Now is your chance to help document and … Read More

Celebrate with us!

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CounterTobacco.org is close to reaching our 50,000th visitor on the site, and we want to celebrate this milestone by thanking all of our users – the practitioners who are out there working to counteract tobacco sales and marketing at the point of sale, fighting the “War in the Store,” raising awareness about the problem, and … Read More

Two Regional Photo Contests

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Can’t get enough of great photo contests that expose the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics at the point of sale? Check out these two regional contests going on now! Californians! Have you heard about Tobacco Free CA ‘s “Tobacco’s Impact in My Community Photo Contest”?   It’s going on now through November 1st (and pssst – there are cash prizes). … Read More

Announcing the 2015 Photo Contest Winners

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Congratulations to our winners in Counter Tobacco’s fourth annual photo contest, and a big THANK YOU to all participants!  The image above is our Grand Prize winner, taken by Nicole S. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We asked our audience to submit photos showcasing tobacco industry marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS), and we received over … Read More

Counter Tobacco’s 2015 Photo Contest

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Today marks the start of CounterTobacco’s 4th annual Photo Contest!  The tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour to market their deadly products. The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to this retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. And it’s happening in YOUR community. Each year, you help capture the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics at the point-of-sale, and … Read More

Counter Tobacco Announces 2014 Photo Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to our winners in Counter Tobacco’s third annual photo contest, and a big thank you to all participants! View winning entries and all other images in our image gallery. Check out CounterTobacco.org for more hard-hitting images of tobacco industry tactics at the point of sale. OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNERS! View winners in all categories HERE. Two great examples here – one showing a common youth-friendly … Read More

Counter Tobacco’s 2014 Photo Contest is Here!

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Counter Tobacco is launching its 3rd annual photo contest today! Each year, Counter Tobacco hosts a photo contest encouraging users to grab their mobile devices to capture the tobacco industry’s POS marketing tactics in their own communities. Winners receive bragging rights and a swanky Counter Tobacco prize pack! ENTER THE CONTEST Counter Tobacco is looking … Read More

Reynolds American Buys Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

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Reynold’s American, the US’ second largest tobacco company has officially agreed to buy Lorillard, the third largest US tobacco company for $27.4 billion. Reynold’s American is most noted for manufacturing Camel and Pall Mall cigarette brands while Lorillard is best known as the maker of Newport cigarettes. To assuage anti-trust concerns, both Reynolds and Lorillard … Read More

Release of the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report

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Today, the 32nd Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was released commemorating 50 years since the 1964 landmark report was published linking smoking to death and illness. The 2014 report titled, “The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress,” focuses on progress of tobacco control and prevention, health consequences of smoking and … Read More