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

September 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Product Availability, 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

August 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Product Packaging, 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

Introducing the Counter Tobacco Podcast!

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The Counter Tobacco Podcast is a pre-produced, interview and research-based podcast dedicated to the six million people that die from tobacco related causes each year worldwide. There are so many reasons why someone picks up their first cigarette and this podcast aims to highlight that and more. Episodes will range from in-depth profiles of the … Read More

New Jersey, Oregon, and Maine Pass Tobacco 21 Policies

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Five states have now raised the minimum legal sales age (MLSA) for tobacco products to 21.  On July 21, 2017, New Jersey became the 3rd state to raise the minimum legal sales age for all tobacco products to 21, following Hawaii in June 2015 and California in May 2016. Governor Chris Christie had vetoed a similar measure … Read More

Fact Check: Minneapolis Coalition of Neighborhood Retailers Ad Against Proposed Local Menthol Ordinance

Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Youth

In Minneapolis, The Coalition for Neighborhood Retailers (Coalition) has released a full-page ad urging residents to support their neighborhood retailers by telling council members to vote “no” on a menthol ordinance that would restrict the sale of menthol flavored tobacco products to tobacco shops that serve people age 18 and over. The ad features a … Read More