John Oliver Shows Why Tobacco Marketing Matters

International, Licensing, Media Campaign, Stores Near Schools, Youth

Recently on the show Last Week Tonight, political satirist John Oliver spent an unprecedented 18 minutes on his show taking down Big Tobacco. Watch the full segment here (warning: the clip does contain some explicit language). Beyond implementing John Oliver’s proposed new mascot for Marlboro, Jeff the Diseased Lung in a cowboy hat, (check out the … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Large Cigars, Media Campaign, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to’s third installment of our new “News and Research Roundup!” Each month we’ll be posting 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 … Read More

Don’t Be a Target

Advertising Restictions, Media Campaign, Youth

Smoking rates in the US are declining, but Big Tobacco is doing everything in its power to entice “replacement smokers” and to continue raking in profits by selling the ONLY consumer product that kills when used exactly as intended. #DontBeATarget

Robbing the Future

E-Cigarettes, Media Campaign, Youth

Cigarette companies have a long history of marketing to youth. “Robbing the Future” explores the various ways the tobacco industry targets young people, the growing popularity of emerging products, such as e-cigarettes, and the dangers associated with those products. If we don’t do more to prevent youth from starting to smoke, one out of every … 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

Kids and the Tobacco Predator

Media Campaign, Policy Advocacy, Youth

Tobacco Free CA showed these kids some products purchased at a nearby store and asked them what they thought. What they didn’t know is that each one was a tobacco product. Check out “Kids and the Tobacco Predator” to see how they react.

Point of Sale Strategies Tobacco Control Guide

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools

The Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, just released a much-needed POS resource, a tobacco control guide specifically focused on point-of-sale strategies. The document offers guidance for choosing appropriate strategies to limit the sale, display, and advertising of tobacco products in … Read More