May 2019 News and Research Roundup

Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Placement, 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

We Can’t Wait: Governmental Action Can Do More than Voluntary Corporate Action

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21, Youth

In a statement released on March 4, 2019, the FDA announced new actions taken by the agency to warn Walgreens and 15 other corporate-owned chains and franchise stores, including Walmart, with violation rates greater than 15%. Since then, we have seen several chains announce actions they plan to take to reduce youth access to tobacco: … Read More

March 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Product Availability, Product Packaging, 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

FDA Issues Draft Compliance Policy for Flavored E-cigarettes and Cigars

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

On March 13, 2019, the FDA announced that they were issuing a draft compliance policy for flavored e-cigarettes & flavored cigars. Under this new compliance policy, the FDA would prioritize enforcement for:  Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) products that are “offered for sale in ways that pose a greater risk for minors to access such products” … Read More

February 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Product Availability, Product Placement, 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

Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies: Walgreens “On Notice”

FDA, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy

Earlier this month, the FDA issued at no tobacco sales order to a Walgreens in Miami Beach, FL for repeated tobacco sales to minors. However, Walgreens as a corporation also has a 22% overall violation rate for sales to minors, making it the top violator among pharmacies that sell tobacco products.FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has written to Walgreens … Read More

December 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, 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

November 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Self-Service, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, 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 Announces Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars, Restrictions on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Vape Shops, Youth

On November 15th, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the agency’s next steps in youth tobacco prevention. This includes: Banning menthol cigarettes: The FDA will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ban menthol in cigarettes and any other combustible tobacco product. This is long overdue and a critical step towards reducing initiation, making it easier for … Read More

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