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

NYC Introduces Most Comprehensive POS Tobacco Policy in the Nation

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Price Promotions

Despite tobacco control efforts, tobacco is still the leading cause of preventable death in New York City [1]. Trends reveal that since 2007, New York City youth smoking rates have remained steady at 8.5% [2]. In 2011, 28,000 NYC public high school students tried smoking for the first time while 19,000 under aged NYC public … Read More

Great New Fact Sheet on Point of Sale from California

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Youth

Check out a new fact sheet, Tobacco in the Retail Environment from the California Department of Public Health listed on our POS Marketing, Advertising, and Promotions policy solution page. Use this easy-to-navigate resource to learn more about tobacco marketing and promotions at the point-of-sale, including promotional contracts with retailers, product displays, and price promotions, among … Read More

Display Ban Update

Displays/Display Ban, Product Placement

We’ve updated our “Policy Solutions” to reflect a progressive new product placement policy enacted by the Village of Haverstraw, NY, banning the display of tobacco products at stores that are open to minors. This policy came about through the dedicated efforts of policymakers and advocates in the Village of Haverstraw, addressing product placement as a … Read More

New Report: Deadly Alliance: How Big Tobacco and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products and and Fight Life-Saving Policies

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

With partners the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Heart Association, Counter Tobacco is proud to announce today’s release of a new report: Deadly Alliance:  How Big Tobacco and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products and Fight Life-Saving Policies.  The report profiles the long-standing symbiosis between tobacco companies and convenience stores.  Convenience stores are … Read More