June 2022 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, 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 … Read More

FDA Proposes Rules to Prohibit Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Cigarettes, Disparities, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Youth

Yesterday, the FDA released two proposed rules prohibiting menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors in cigars.  This action represents a huge and long overdue step forward for public health and health equity.  When implemented, these changes will save lives, especially Black lives, and help protect kids from tobacco addiction. Scientific … Read More

April 2022 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Tobacco21, 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

January 2022 News and Research Roundup

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

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 27: Point-of-Sale Pricing Policies

Cigarettes, Disparities, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In this episode, we talk about point-of-sale pricing policies, meaning ways to raise the price of tobacco sold in retail stores. Raising prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use initiation, decrease consumption, and increase cessation. Learn how point-of-sale pricing policies, including minimum floor prices and bans on price discounts and … 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

New Zealand Endgame Goals

Cigarettes, Endgame, International, Retailer Density, Youth

New Zealand, which has an “endgame” goal of reducing smoking to below 5% by 2025, announced on December 9, 2021 that the country is moving forward with a phased plan to get there, including: reducing the number of cigarette retailers (beginning in 2024), reducing the nicotine in cigarettes (beginning in 2025), and gradually raising the … Read More

10th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest Winners

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Photo Contest, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Self-Service, Stores Near Schools, Youth

We asked you to submit photos documenting the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale in your communities. Many thanks to everyone who participated! We received dozens of powerful photos from across the country. The entries show the evolving tobacco product landscape and the relentless efforts of the tobacco industry … Read More

St. Paul, MN Sets Minimum Floor Pricing for Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco, Cap on Tobacco Retailers

Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

Earlier this week, St. Paul, Minnesota passed new retail tobacco restrictions that will improve health equity, reduce youth tobacco use, and reduce the presence of tobacco across communities in the city. The new policies include: Minimum floor prices and a discount ban: The city set a $10 minimum price per pack of cigarettes and a … Read More

October 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability

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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