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

Tobacco Map Reflection

Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Youth

Hi everybody! I am William Brody, an intern at CounterTobacco.org this summer. Tobacco in all of its forms affects many people in my age group, and I wanted to research it to find out more about it. I created a map that details tobacco retailers in the Research Triangle area in North Carolina (Durham, Raleigh, … Read More

News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Litte cigars/Cigarillos, Product Packaging, 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

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

Uncategorized

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

News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Healthy Retailers, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Packaging, 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