Point of Sale-Boys

Media Campaign, Product Availability, Youth

The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services is warning people through TV ads about the tactics that tobacco companies sometimes use to attract young people. The Montana Tobacco Use Program launched a new public education campaign addressing the ways corporations target youth through in-store advertising. Health officials say tobacco corporations spend more than … Read More

The Next 50 Years

Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy

For more than fifty years, the Surgeon General has been reporting about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. The findings have inspired us to help smokers quit and keep young people from starting smoking in the first place. We know the strategies that work and we are in the forefront of an historic opportunity … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Media Campaign, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, 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

Vermont Health Department, Counterbalance Campaign Conduct Statewide Store Audits

Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Youth

The Vermont Health Department recently conducted store audits of 767 tobacco retailers state-wide.  Working with Counter Tools, they used a modified version of the Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS) and enlisted youth and community coalition groups to help complete the audits. They wanted to understand more about how the tobacco industry markets products in Vermont, … Read More

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 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

Chicago Dept. of Public Health Launches “Tastes of Toxins” Campaign

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Stores Near Schools, Youth

The Chicago Department of Public Health recently launched a new campaign to help reduce youth smoking called “Tastes of Toxins.” The campaign focuses on raising awareness about the health risks of using “Other Tobacco Products” (OTPs) such as cigarillos, hookahs, e-cigarettes, snuff, and chewing tobacco, which are often candy or fruit-flavored, yet can be just … Read More