Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 22: Equity in Point-of-Sale Tobacco Control

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Youth

This episode is all about working towards health equity with point-of-sale tobacco control. We discuss some of the drivers behind inequities in tobacco use and related morbidities and mortality, and how we can use a pro-equity approach to plan, implement, and enforce policies that allow all individuals and all communities a fair and just opportunity … Read More

Consortium of Public Health Organizations Release Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism in Commercial Tobacco Control Enforcement

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Preemption

  A consortium of over 30 public health organizations recently released a joint statement on equitable tobacco control enforcement. Titled “Tobacco Control Enforcement for Racial Equity: Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco – Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control,” the document sets forth “aspirational principles to help local and state health departments, decisionmakers, advocates … Read More

Tobacco Retailer Licenses Passed in Pleasanton & Sebastopol, CA

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Youth

  Pleasanton, CA recently established a tobacco retailer license (TRL), which will go into effect on January 1, 2021.The TRL bans the sale of flavored tobacco products and prevents new tobacco retailers from setting up shop within 1,000 feet of a public school, park, or recreation center. As well, the TRL establishes minimum prices and minimum … Read More

September 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, 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

Highlights from the Convenience Store News 2020 Tobacco Report

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

  Despite public health and legislative successes in tobacco control policy over the recent years, tobacco products maintain a dominant presence in the retail environment and in convenience stores in particular. The “Tobacco Deep Dive” Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report provides meaningful insights on trends in tobacco sales within the convenience store sector and from … Read More

ASPiRE Center Releases New POS Reports

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Uncategorized

The ASPiRE Center, a National Cancer Institute-funded collaborative of tobacco control researchers, practitioners, and legal experts, recently released two extensive reports on commercial tobacco at the point of sale.   Using data from interviews with program managers and coalition members from Community Advisory Boards in 30 cities, as well as an online survey of state tobacco … Read More

August 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, 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

July 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Retailer Density, 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

Colorado Passes Comprehensive Tobacco 21 Ordinance including Statewide Tobacco Retailer Licensing

Advertising Restictions, Licensing, Retailer Density, Tobacco21

  This month, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law a comprehensive Tobacco 21 bill, making Colorado the 30th state to pass Tobacco 21. The law primarily increases the minimum legal sales age in the state to 21 to comply with the federal regulation, but also repeals any criminal penalty for minors who purchase or … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 15: Tobacco Retailer Licensing

Disparities, Licensing, Pharmacies, Podcast, Retailer Density, Youth

Tobacco retail licenses (TRLs) are one of the most lasting and effective strategies in tobacco control. In addition to letting states and localities know who is selling tobacco, licensing is an evidence-based way to reduce tobacco use; it also offers a versatile regulatory platform that allows jurisdictions to implement additional policies that can further reduce … Read More

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