Earlier this month, the Center for Public Health Systems (CPHSS), in conjunction with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (TCLC), released two new tobacco control guides: “Pricing Policy” and”Policy Strategies.” Each 32-page manual provides tobacco control advocates with practical guidance on choosing effective tobacco control policies for their communities. The Policy Strategies Guide provides step-by-step instructions … Read More
Category: Advertising Restictions
The Surgeon General has concluded that tobacco industry advertisements and promotions cause the onset and continuation of smoking among adolescents and young adults. Based on these findings, local policies and approaches to reduce point-of-purchase advertising and promotions have increased . However, the tobacco industry and its partners work diligently to prevent the passage of these … Read More
Presenters: Kurt M. Ribisl, UNC Gillings School of Public Health Douglas A. Luke, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis Lisa Henriksen, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center Ashley L. Feld, MPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Amy A. Sorg, MPH, Washington University in St. Louis Nina Parikh, MPH, Stanford Prevention Research Center This webinar … Read More
“I’m Not Buying It” – an educational public service announcement featuring students from Sarasota County, Florida.
The tobacco industry spends over $1,000,000 an hour marketing their deadly products in retail locations. Research shows that exposure to point of sale tobacco advertising and promotions prompts smoking initiation, encourages tobacco use, and undermines quit attempts.
Youth of Genesee-Orleans in New York State explains how Big Tobacco markets to them in retail locations as future “replacement smokers” and how this impacts them, their families, and their community. They’ve seen enough!
A number of our partners are hosting webinars related to retail tobacco control and issues that affect the point-of-sale. See the descriptions below and sign up for the webinars that interest you Know of an upcoming webinar or resource that we missed? Let us know! JUNE You Don’t Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment June … Read More
May 31 is The World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. This year’s theme, Free Yourself– Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship, sheds light on the increasing importance of point-of-sale tobacco control worldwide. Across the globe, 78% of youth 13-15 years old report regular exposure to tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report concludes that these tobacco … Read More
The Point-of-Sale remains the largest area of marketing, advertising and promotion spending by the tobacco industry The Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2011, released earlier this week, shows that in 2011 the six largest cigarette companies spent 88.8% of their total sales, advertising, and promotional expenditures at the point-of-sale. This spending amounts to over $7.4 … Read More
81.5% of middle school students and 86.9% of high school students report seeing pro-tobacco advertisements in stores. The new study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, also found that middle schools students who reported exposure to tobacco advertising had higher odds of being susceptible to starting smoking. The study, which also looked at exposure … Read More