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

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

December 2021 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools

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 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

April 2021 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Preemption, Product Availability, 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

FTC Reports Show the Tobacco Industry Continues to Concentrate Marketing and Promotion Expenditures at the Point of Sale

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Placement

In 2019, the tobacco industry spent nearly $6.6 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco directly at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 80% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes and … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 22: Equity in Point-of-Sale Tobacco Control

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Youth

This episode is all about working towards health equity with point-of-sale tobacco control. We discuss some of the drivers behind inequities in tobacco use and related morbidities and mortality, and how we can use a pro-equity approach to plan, implement, and enforce policies that allow all individuals and all communities a fair and just opportunity … Read More

October 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, 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

Highlights from the Convenience Store News 2020 Tobacco Report

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

  Despite public health and legislative successes in tobacco control policy over the recent years, tobacco products maintain a dominant presence in the retail environment and in convenience stores in particular. The “Tobacco Deep Dive” Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report provides meaningful insights on trends in tobacco sales within the convenience store sector and from … Read More

July 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21, 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

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