FDA Proposes Rules to Prohibit Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Cigarettes, Disparities, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Youth

Yesterday, the FDA released two proposed rules prohibiting menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors in cigars.  This action represents a huge and long overdue step forward for public health and health equity.  When implemented, these changes will save lives, especially Black lives, and help protect kids from tobacco addiction. Scientific … Read More

April 2022 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Tobacco21, Vape Shops

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 Podcast Episode 29: Tobacco-Related Assurances of Voluntary Compliance

Advertising Restictions, Podcast, Store Assessments, Youth

In this episode, we provide a primer on tobacco-related Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC), which are legally binding and enforceable agreements between companies (i.e. big tobacco retailers) and one or more states (under each state attorneys general) in which the retailer agrees to adhere to certain standards and practices to reflect their commitment to the … Read More

March 2022 News and Research Roundup

Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Retailer Density

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

First FTC E-Cigarette Report on Sales and Marketing Expenditures Shows Importance of the Retail Environment

Advertising Restictions, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued reports on tobacco companies’ marketing expenditures for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco for decades; however in October 2019, the FTC issued orders to 6 major e-cigarette companies (Fontem US, Inc.; JUUL Labs, Inc.; Logic Technology Department LLC; NJOY, LLC; Nu Mark LLC; and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company), seeking information … Read More

February 2022 News and Research Roundup

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Stores Near Schools, Vape Shops

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

January 2022 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement

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

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