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

FDA Issues Three Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking 

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In July 2017, the FDA announced a new regulatory plan for tobacco and nicotine and announced their intention to issue a number of “Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking.” Three ANPRMs were issued in March 2018:   1. Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes  On March 15th, 2018, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott … 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

Archived Webinar: POS & Youth Engagement

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Webinars, Youth

On March 15, 2018, Counter Tools & CounterTobacco.org hosted our 3rd quarterly webinar, which will focus on the impacts of youth in POS work and the best ways to engage youth around POS work.  Speaker: Robbyn Duchow of RD Consulting, formerly Iowa Department of Public Health. The webinar recording can be found here or below, and … Read More

March 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, 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

February 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, 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

January 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

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 for your community. New research can help … 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

2017 Photo Contest Winners Announcement

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Photo Contest, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Self-Service, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Vape Shops, Youth

We asked our audience to submit photos showcasing tobacco industry marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS), and we received over 45 great photos from 11 states and even as far away as Pakistan. The entries cover a wide range of problems at the point of sale, and beyond just the contest, we … Read More

POS and Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Media Campaign, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

On September 12, 2017, National Cancer Institute (NCI) released Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities. Monograph 22 discusses the tobacco-related trends by identifiers such as age, race, and sexual orientation along with economic status as a means of discussing causes and potential solutions for tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD). While there has … Read More