News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to’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 Free Retailers: Donna Horger – Brooks Pharmacy

Healthy Retailers, Personal Narrative, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Retailer Density

Nearly 3,700 retailers sell tobacco products in Philadelphia, about one for every 160 households. In fact, there are more tobacco retailers per capita in Philadelphia than in any other US city, with the exception of Washington, DC. The number and location of tobacco retailers has a serious impact on the health of a community, and … Read More

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids launches National Campaign to “Shop Tobacco-Free”

Healthy Retailers, Media Campaign, Pharmacies

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids recently launched a new national campaign aimed at getting more retailers to stop selling tobacco. The campaign centers around a website,, which features an interactive map showing locations of tobacco-free retailers based on your location and encourages consumers to shop tobacco-free. The website also includes a “Wall of Fame” and … Read More

Webinar: Coalescing Public Health Champions Around the Retail Environment: California’s Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Campaign

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Healthy Retailers, Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments, Webinars

Presenters: Tonia Hagaman, MPH, California Tobacco Control Program Jonathan M. Isler, PhD, California Tobacco Control Program Jennifer Miller, California Tobacco Control Program Tonia Hagaman, Jonathan M. Isler, and Jennifer Miller of the California Tobacco Control Program highlighted findings of the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign. The initiative was designed to show the impact … Read More

Upcoming Webinars

Advertising Restictions, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Webinars

A number of our partners are hosting webinars related to retail tobacco control and issues that affect the point-of-sale.  See the descriptions below and sign up for the webinars that interest you Know of an upcoming webinar or resource that we missed?  Let us know! JUNE You Don’t Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment  June … Read More

Convenience Store of the Future

Healthy Retailers

Have you wondered what the retail environment could look like if the provisions of the 2009 Family Tobacco Act took effect? Read our new feature story which showcases a series of photos illustrating what the retail environment could become with the passage of additional POS regulatory policies. is a project of Counter Tools. Counter Tools (logo)