November 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Price Promotions, Stores Near Schools, 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 … Read More

2017 Photo Contest Winners Announcement

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Photo Contest, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Self-Service, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Vape Shops, Youth

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 45 great photos from 11 states and even as far away as Pakistan. The entries cover a wide range of problems at the point of sale, and beyond just the contest, we … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode Three: Tobacco’s Replacement Smokers

Advertising Restictions, Licensing, Podcast, Stores Near Schools, Youth

This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast continues our previous discussion on how the tobacco industry views young people as “replacement smokers”, including some of the tactics they use to recruit them to their side. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or iTunes.  Sources The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use Stores Near Schools … Read More

The “War in the Store” Continues: FTC Reports Show the Tobacco Industry Spent $8.1 Billion at the POS in 2015

Advertising Restictions, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions

In 2015, the tobacco industry spent nearly $8.1 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for over 90% of their total marketing expenditures on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … Read More

October 2017 News and Research Roundup

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Tobacco21

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

POS and Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Media Campaign, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

On September 12, 2017, National Cancer Institute (NCI) released Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities. Monograph 22 discusses the tobacco-related trends by identifiers such as age, race, and sexual orientation along with economic status as a means of discussing causes and potential solutions for tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD). While there has … Read More

New York City Passes Hookah Legislation

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Contributed by Luis Torres, MPH, of New York City Treats Tobacco On September 27th, 2017 the New York City Council continued its strong push towards protecting the health of all New Yorkers by voting to pass three new bills addressing Shisha/Hookah that will now be passed on for Mayor Bill de Blasio to sign into … Read More

Archived Webinar: The Health Impacts of E-cigarettes & What We All Should Know

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Vape Shops, Webinars

On September 28, Counter Tools held our first quarterly webinar, where we hosted guest presenters and research scientists, Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Dr. Flori Sassano from the UNC/Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). They discussed their findings on what is in e-liquids used in e-cigarettes and other vaping devices as well as the possible impacts of e-liquids … Read More

Announcing the 2017 Photo Contest

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Today marks the start of CounterTobacco’s 6th annual Photo Contest!  The tobacco industry spends nearly $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 Podcast Episode Two:  National Tobacco Prevention Campaigns

Disparities, Media Campaign, Podcast, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Youth

Episode Two:  National Tobacco Prevention Campaigns The war on tobacco rages on.  So who’s on our side? This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast explores some of the national tobacco prevention campaigns going on right now, as well as the most infamous public service announcement of all time. Listen below or download the episode from … Read More