News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Retailer Density, Tobacco21, 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 for your community. New research can help provide support for your work and evidence for the importance of the “War in the Store.” Have a story you don’t want us to miss? E-mail it to us!

New Research

Point of Sale Advertising and Displays 

 Density

  • Tobacco Retail Outlet Density and Young Adult Tobacco InitiationNicotine & Tobacco Research
    • Young adults 18-24 years old living in areas with high tobacco retailer density were over three times more likely to have recently initiated non-cigarette combustible products than those living in areas with lower retailer density. Similarly, individuals 25-34 years old living in areas with high tobacco retailer density were nearly four times more likely to have initiated cigarette use in past six months than those living in areas with lower retailer density. This provides further evidence that retailer density is associated with greater rates of tobacco use initiation.
  • Learn more about strategies to combat tobacco retailer density, such as licensing and zoning.

 E-cigarettes

New Reports

Industry News

POS Policy in the Media

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E-Cigarettes
Retailer Licensing

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