December 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Licensing, Litte cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, 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

New Surgeon General’s Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Advertising Restictions, Child-Resistant Packaging, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Vape Shops, Youth

Over 50 years ago, in 1964, the Surgeon General announced with the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and that something should be done to prevent harm. This announcement served as a catalyst for tobacco control and research that has since prevented more than 8 million premature deaths.  Today, Surgeon … Read More

November 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, 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

FTC Reports on Tobacco Industry Marketing Expenditures for 2014 Released

Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2014, the tobacco industry spent over $8.2 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for nearly 91% 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 in … Read More

October 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Store Assessments, 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

News and Research Roundup

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Pharmacies, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, 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

2016 Photo Contest Winners Announcement

Photo Contest

We asked our audience to submit photos showcasing tobacco industry marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS), and we received nearly 50 great photos from 16 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

Study: Smokers who live farther from tobacco stores have a better chance at quitting

Disparities, International, Product Availability, Retailer Density

A recent study from Finland adds to the evidence [1] that proximity to tobacco stores makes it harder for smokers to quit. Research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine analyzed two longitudinal studies of over 20,000 current and ex-smokers in Finland and found that smokers who lived farther away from a tobacco … Read More