Archived Webinar: Assurances of Voluntary Compliance

Advertising Restictions, Healthy Retailers, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Self-Service, Webinars

Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVCs) are legally binding voluntary agreements between retail corporations (e.g. Circle K, 7-Eleven, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.) and state attorneys general that contain a variety of provisions, which participating retailers must adhere to. Examples of provisions include those that limit the type and location of tobacco advertising permitted, prohibit look-a-like products, and … Read More

July 2018 News and Research Roundup

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

April 2018 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, 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

FTC Reports Show Tobacco Companies Spent $7.1 Billion at the POS in 2016

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2016, the tobacco industry spent nearly $7.1 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 75% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … Read More

December 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Uncategorized, Vape Shops, 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

November 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Price Promotions, 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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 3: Tobacco’s Replacement Smokers

Advertising Restictions, Licensing, Podcast, Stores Near Schools, Youth

This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast continues our previous discussion on how the tobacco industry views young people as “replacement smokers”, including some of the tactics they use to recruit them to their side. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or iTunes.  Sources The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use Stores Near Schools … Read More

The “War in the Store” Continues: FTC Reports Show the Tobacco Industry Spent $8.1 Billion at the POS in 2015

Advertising Restictions, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions

In 2015, the tobacco industry spent nearly $8.1 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale. These point of sale expenditures account for over 90% of their total marketing expenditures on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … Read More

June 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Product Packaging, 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

#Stop Profiling | Market Priority | truth

Advertising Restictions, Disparities, Media Campaign, Retailer Density

Fact: There are more cigarette ads in black neighborhoods. It’s not a coincidence, it’s profiling. Watch truth correspondent Amanda Seales lay out the facts. A new truth® campaign called #STOPPROFILING shines a light on how the tobacco industry deliberately singles out communities that already face adversity and inequality with aggressive marketing tactics that equal profiling. … Read More