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

2013 Photo Contest Winners Announcement

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Out of 66 total submissions, we selected winners from 4 contest categories: Greatest Youth Appeal Novel Products Electronic Cigarettes Funniest of Most Ironic The image above includes our Grand Prize winners, Julie J. for her little cigar display photo from Fon Du Lac, WI (top left), and Emily B. from Ontario for her family smoking … Read More

Counter Tobacco’s 2013 Photo Contest

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Last year, you captured the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics at the point-of-sale and we are calling on you to do it again! The Surgeon General says that exposure to retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. According to the Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Reports, in 2011, the tobacco industry spent $7.6 billion dollars making … Read More

Exciting New Photo Submissions!

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We are excited to see some great new photo contest submissions! Check a few of them out on Facebook here, under “Recent Posts by Others on Counter Tobacco.” There is still time for you to participate! We look forward to sending out some great prizes. To enter, submit your photo to CounterTobacco.org either through our Facebook page, Twitter stream, … Read More

Submit Your Photos of Tobacco Stores and Win!

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Enter your own photos of tobacco product advertisements, specialized branded displays, price discounts or other promotions. You’ll find signs and other marketing materials for cigarettes, little cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and more. The Surgeon General says that exposure to retail marketing encourages smoking and makes it harder to quit. According to the Federal Trade … Read More

Announcing the Counter Tobacco Photo Contest!

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CounterTobacco Photo Contest! Enter by sending us your own photos of: tobacco product advertisements tobacco specialized branded displays tobacco prices discounts or other promotions You’ll find signs and other marketing materials for cigarettes, little cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and more in store fonts and around cash registers to name a few places. Submit your … Read More