FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

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

Yesterday, the FDA announced their intention to issue proposed product standards this year eliminating menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. This action is huge, historic, and overdue. It will save lives, especially Black lives. It is thanks to tireless advocates who have been working towards this for decades, and a result of a … 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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 25: Endgame

Cigarettes, Disparities, Endgame, Licensing, Podcast, Product Availability, Retailer Density

Endgame strategies have been defined as, “initiatives designed to change/eliminate permanently the structural, political, and social dynamics that sustain the tobacco epidemic, in order to end it within a specific time,” and moving towards the endgame means, “moving beyond tobacco control (which assumes the continued presence of tobacco as a common, widely-available ordinary consumer product) … Read More

March 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Preemption, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, 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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 24: Equitable Enforcement in Commercial Tobacco Control Policy

Disparities, Licensing, Podcast, Policy Advocacy

In this episode, we talk with Natasha Phelps, a Lead Senior Staff Attorney at the Public Health Law Center, about the recent statement on “Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco: Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control” that was released last year by a consortium of public health organizations. We take a deeper dive into … Read More

February 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Product Availability, 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 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Preemption, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21

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 23: The Tobacco Control Vaccine Booster

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Amanda Kong, one of the authors of a recent paper “Boosting the Tobacco Control Vaccine: recognizing the role of the retail environment in addressing tobacco use and disparities.” We discuss how key retail strategies, including addressing product availability, pricing and promotions, advertising and display, the minimum age of … Read More

December 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, Tobacco21

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

Tobacco industry funded referendum postpones California flavor ban

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability, Youth

California’s flavor ban prohibiting the sale of most flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, was set to go into effect on January 1, 2021. However, a petition sponsored by the tobacco industry seeking to challenge the law and send it to ballot referendum has received over a million signatures, well over the required number of 623,212 … Read More

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