FTC Reports Show Cigarette Sales Increased for the First Time in 20 Years; The Retail Store Remains the Tobacco Industry’s Primary Marketing Channel

Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

A report released yesterday from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on cigarette and smokeless tobacco sales and marketing expenditures show that in 2020, cigarettes sales increased for the first time in 20 years, with cigarettes sales from tobacco companies to wholesales and retailers rising from 202.9 billion in 2019 to 203.7 billion in 2020. To … Read More

FDA Authorizes First E-Cigarette Products

Advertising Restictions, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability, Youth

On October 12th, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has given marketing authorization to R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company’s e-cigarette product Vuse Solo, a closed-system device, and the tobacco-flavored e-liquid cartridges that accompany it. This is the first e-cigarette product that the agency has authorized through their premarket review process. On the … Read More

Enter our 10th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest!

Photo Contest

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in CounterTobacco.org’s 10th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest! Each year we host this contest to showcase what’s happening in the tobacco retail environment all across the country. These images are crucial to educating the public, educating policymakers, and furthering the success of state and local tobacco … Read More

September 2021 News and Research Roundup

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Policy Advocacy, 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

FDA PMTA (In)Action

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability

September 9, 2021 was the date after which products without an affirmative marketing order resulting from the FDA’s premarket review would supposedly no longer be allowed to remain on the market. This was ideally the date the FDA would have finished their review by, but they had no actual deadline for review  – only for … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 26: Nicotine Pouches and Other “Modern” Oral Nicotine Products

FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability

In this quick primer of an episode, we talk about nicotine pouches like “Zyn” and other so-called “modern” oral nicotine products, how they are being marketed and sold in the retail environment, and options for regulating this small but rapidly growing product segment with concerns about youth initiation in mind. Listen below or on Apple … Read More

August 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, 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

July 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, 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

Washington D.C. Passes Flavored Tobacco Sales Ban

Flavors (including Menthol)

Washington, D.C.’s mayor has signed into law a policy that will prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products except for flavored hookah sold at hookah bars. Notably, the Washington, D.C. policy has also specifically given inspection authority to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs rather than city police. This is in line with … Read More

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