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 for your community. New research can help … Read More
This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast continues our previous discussion on how the tobacco industry views young people as “replacement smokers”, including some of the tactics they use to recruit them to their side. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or iTunes. Sources The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use Stores Near Schools … Read More
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
On April 19th, the mayor and council members of New York City introduced 5 new bills focusing on decreasing the number of NYC smokers. On April 27th, the NYC Health Committee reviewed the bills and approved all five.
Introducing an infographic of talking points and strategies Communities with many tobacco stores—and many stores near one another—often bear the brunt of tobacco use. Greater concentration and higher numbers of tobacco retailers, as well as retailers’ proximity to schools, have been associated with higher rates of youth smoking, higher rates of cigarettes smoked per day, … Read More