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 40 great photos from 14 states and even two international entries from Austria and Pakistan! The entries cover a wide range of problems at the point of sale. We hope these photos will be used to continue POS advocacy work beyond the contest.

Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to all who participated!

Grand Prize Winner:

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Congrats to Nicole S. for capturing this photo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL!

Rates of tobacco use are higher in the military than in the civilian population, which can reduce readiness and cause adverse health outcomes. In 2011, 12.8% of all military personnel used smokeless tobacco products like snus compared to 3.2% of the general population. Learn more about tobacco’s impact on the military in this Tobacco Use in the Military fact sheet from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

Most Ironic:


Stores Near Schools:

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Map of stores near schools in Cortland, NY, submitted by Charlene K. Maps tell the story so well!

Best Map or Infographic:

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Counter Balance VT infographic on tobacco retailer proximity to schools, submitted by Rebecca B. What a great advocacy tool!

Electronic Smoking Products:


Novel Products:


Greatest Youth Appeal:


Fan Favorite:


Thanks to all who voted! Congrats to the Fan Favorite winner, captioned: “Guilty Pleasures: Where Sweet Treats Meet Tainted Dreams.” Taken in Urban Honolouou by Tiffany B.

You can find all 40 photo contest submissions along with other captivating images of POS tobacco industry tactics in our image gallery. Find the winners from our first photo contest here and last year’s photo contest here.

You can always submit new image you find and want to share here!

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