POS Report to the Nation

Developed by researchers from the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford Prevention Research Center and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, this report reveals the current status of the US retail environment for tobacco, including what policy activities are being pursued around the nation. It includes next steps and resources to enact new POS policies.
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E-Cigarettes at the Point of Sale

Electronic cigarettes have seen a recent surge in popularity, especially among teens. In the absence of any current FDA regulation on these evolving products, states and localities have begun implementing their own restrictions. Learn about possibilities for regulation and how the tobacco industry employs many of the same tactics to market e-cigarettes as they do to market other tobacco products.
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Disparities in Point-of-Sale Advertising and Retailer Density

Tobacco companies have been disproportionately targeting minority communities for decades. While smoking rates have declined overall since 1964, higher rates still exist among African-American, Hispanic, low-income, and LGBT populations. Learn more about the tactics the tobacco industry has used to target these groups and how tobacco-related disparities persist through targeting in the retail environment and disparities in density of retailers in specific communities.
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Rebutting Economic Arguments Against POS

All the fuel you need to counter arguments from tobacco industry proponents. Think POS tobacco control policies hurt retailers like convenience stores? Think again. Here’s the research to prove it.
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Deadly Alliance Report

This report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Heart Association and Counter Tobacco details how the tobacco industry uses the retail environment to market their deadly products and fight policies that limit tobacco use.
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Stores near Schools

Where do kids today see tobacco advertising? Read how the tobacco industry uses stores near schools to target young adults as “replacement smokers,” and learn about how bans on POS advertising near schools can help counter this influence.
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Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products and POS Policies

Cigarettes aren’t the only harmful tobacco product on the market. Learn how cigars, little cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco, dissolvables, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products have grown in popularity with increased regulation of traditional cigarettes and what the POS policy opportunities are to regulate them.
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Flavored Tobacco Products 

An overview of the types of flavored tobacco products available today (including menthol), how they are marketed in ways that appeal to youth and to the African-American community, the association between flavors and youth initiation of tobacco products, an overview of current local, state, and federal policy restrictions on flavors.