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: A Dive into the Food Retail Environment

Healthy Retailers, Product Placement, Webinars

The retail environment is a place that influences many aspects of health, including both tobacco use behaviors and food and beverage purchasing and consumption. Tobacco retailers are often locked into promotional contracts with retailers that can dictate where products are displayed, the amount of advertising, as well as product prices and promotional incentives (more on this … Read More

Archived Webinar: Assurances of Voluntary Compliance

Advertising Restictions, Healthy Retailers, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Self-Service, Webinars

Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVCs) are legally binding voluntary agreements between retail corporations (e.g. Circle K, 7-Eleven, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.) and state attorneys general that contain a variety of provisions, which participating retailers must adhere to. Examples of provisions include those that limit the type and location of tobacco advertising permitted, prohibit look-a-like products, and … 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

Point-of-Sale Trends to Watch in 2018

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Preemption, Product Availability, Tobacco21

1. A Focus on Health Equity in Point-of-Sale (POS) Tobacco Control As recent data from the CDC shows, while smoking rates are down to 15.5% among the general U.S. adult population, rates are much higher among those with lower levels of income and education, among American Indian/Alaska Natives, among men, among LGBTQ individuals, among those … 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

September 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Product Availability, 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

Fact Check: Minneapolis Coalition of Neighborhood Retailers Ad Against Proposed Local Menthol Ordinance

Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Youth

In Minneapolis, The Coalition for Neighborhood Retailers (Coalition) has released a full-page ad urging residents to support their neighborhood retailers by telling council members to vote “no” on a menthol ordinance that would restrict the sale of menthol flavored tobacco products to tobacco shops that serve people age 18 and over. The ad features a … Read More

June 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, 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

POS Trends to Watch in 2017

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21

1. A focus on Health Equity in POS Tobacco Control While the smoking rate has declined to 15.1% for US adults nationally, higher rates of smoking persist among populations that are lower income, have a lower level of education, are LGBTQ, have a serious mental illness, as well as among American Indian/Alaska Natives, males, younger … Read More

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