Point-of-Sale Trends to Watch in 2018

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Preemption, Product Availability, Tobacco21

1. A Focus on Health Equity in Point-of-Sale (POS) Tobacco Control As recent data from the CDC shows, while smoking rates are down to 15.5% among the general U.S. adult population, rates are much higher among those with lower levels of income and education, among American Indian/Alaska Natives, among men, among LGBTQ individuals, among those … Read More

June 2017 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Product Packaging, 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

March 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Product Packaging, Store Assessments, Tobacco21, Uncategorized, 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

How to Reduce Tobacco Retailer Density and Why

Disparities, Licensing, Pharmacies, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools

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

February 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Media Campaign, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, 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

January 2017 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Pharmacies, Product Packaging, 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

POS Trends to Watch in 2017

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21

1. A focus on Health Equity in POS Tobacco Control While the smoking rate has declined to 15.1% for US adults nationally, higher rates of smoking persist among populations that are lower income, have a lower level of education, are LGBTQ, have a serious mental illness, as well as among American Indian/Alaska Natives, males, younger … Read More

News and Research Roundup

Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Pharmacies, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, 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

Research Study: Longitudinal POS Tobacco Trends in Albany, NY

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Store Assessments

New Research Study: Longitudinal Trends in Tobacco Availability, Tobacco Advertising, and Ownership Changes of Food Stores, Albany, New York, 2003–2015. Background: Previous research has shown that visiting grocery stores that sell tobacco is positively associated with smoking initiation among youth.[1] Method: Stores were identified through multiple government  lists and community canvasing for the years 2003, 2009, … Read More

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