FDA Issues Official Guidance on New Federal Flavor Ban

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol)

More than three months after President Trump promised a crackdown on flavored tobacco products, a parsed down federal ban, strongly influenced by industry lobbying efforts, was finally issued at the beginning of this year. On January 2, 2020, the United States Federal Drug Administration [FDA] formally released a guidance document detailing enforcement priorities of the … Read More

December 2019 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, 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

Massachusetts Flavor Ban: A Major Milestone in Tobacco Control

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law House Bill 4196, “An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control”, which bans the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. While other states have implemented temporary bans and restrictions in the previous months, Massachusetts is the first state to pass a permanent ban on all flavored … Read More

November 2019 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Pharmacies, Uncategorized

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

October 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, 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

Archived Webinar: Tobacco Retailer Licensing from Three Perspectives

E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Webinars

On September 30, 2019, Counter Tools for our 9th quarterly webinar in the “Healthy POS Webinar Series.”    In this webinar, three speakers share their perspectives on the beneficial impacts of strong tobacco retailer licensing policy as a means of reducing youth cigarette and e-cigarette use. Dr. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at University … Read More

September 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, 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

Federal and State Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability

On September 11, 2019, the White House announced that the federal government will remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market.  For this to happen, the FDA must still issue a final rule, which must be enforceable and stand up to any industry challenges. It has been over 6 months since the FDA issued a draft compliance policy for flavored … Read More

August 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, 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

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