New Tobacco Control Guides

Advertising Restictions, Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Retailer Density

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

Economic Arguments Against POS Policies

Advertising Restictions, Youth

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 [1]. However, the tobacco industry and its partners work diligently to prevent the passage of these … Read More

Update: Maximizing State and Local Policies to Restrict Tobacco Marketing at Point of Sale

Advertising Restictions, CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments, Webinars

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

Upcoming Webinars

Advertising Restictions, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Webinars

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

World No Tobacco Day Theme Draws Attention to Point-of-Sale Issues Worldwide

Advertising Restictions, Displays/Display Ban, International, Price Promotions, Youth

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[1].  The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report concludes that these tobacco … Read More

War in the Store Rages On: Tobacco Industry Spending at the Point-of-Sale Increases

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

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

New Research: Majority of Middle School and High School Students are Exposed to Pro-Tobacco Advertising

Advertising Restictions, Youth

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