May 2021 News and Research Roundup

Disparities, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Preemption, Product Availability, 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 … Read More

FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

Cigarettes, Disparities, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Youth

Yesterday, the FDA announced their intention to issue proposed product standards this year eliminating menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. This action is huge, historic, and overdue. It will save lives, especially Black lives. It is thanks to tireless advocates who have been working towards this for decades, and a result of a … Read More

April 2021 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Preemption, Product Availability, Retailer Density

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

February 2021 News and Research Roundup

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

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 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 Local Legislative Updates on Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Youth

  Flavor bans have made quite a few headlines in September 2020. In California, Governor Newsom officially signed into law Senate Bill 793, prohibiting the sale of most tobacco products with ‘characterizing flavor’, meaning the presence of a distinguishable taste or aroma other than tobacco. However, the tobacco industry continues to fight against the new … Read More

California’s Ban on the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

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

  On August 28, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 793, prohibiting the sale of most flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. Effective January 1, 2021, tobacco products with a ‘characterizing flavor’, defined as the presence of a distinguishable taste or aroma other than tobacco, can no longer be sold in … 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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 14: The Tobacco Industry’s Targeting of Low SES Communities

Cigarettes, Disparities, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density

The tobacco industry spends over $9 billion dollars each year marketing cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in the United States. This episode dives into the ways in which the industry allocates this exorbitant amount of money to target communities of low socioeconomic status, and examines how the industry’s manipulative tactics impact disparities in tobacco use and … Read More

February 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum price, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, 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

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