Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 17: ‘Authentic Voices’ – An Interview with Shaun Pryor

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Personal Narrative, Podcast, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

This episode is the first in what we hope will be a new series called, ‘Authentic Voices’, where we speak with individuals in communities across the US to hear how their lived experiences and interactions in the retail environment impacted their journey with tobacco. In this episode, we speak with Shaun Pryor, a Chicago-native and … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 16: Tobacco-Free Pharmacies

Pharmacies, Podcast, Retailer Density, Youth

Pharmacies are licensed healthcare facilities uniquely positioned to provide healthcare services and health advice directly to community members across the US. Yet, many pharmacies still widely promote and sell tobacco products, the leading cause of preventable disease and death in this country. This episode focuses entirely on tobacco-free pharmacies. We’ll hone in on evidence-backed research, … 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

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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 13: A Look at the Federal Flavor Ban & Tobacco 21

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Podcast, Tobacco21, Uncategorized

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a lot of changes to the regulatory environment surrounding tobacco products. This episode highlights the new federal flavor ban and Tobacco 21 law, as well as what some states and local jurisdictions have done to advance tobacco control and what your locality could do to support strong tobacco control. Listen … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 12: Counter Tools’ Executive Director Maria Julian & Her Vision of the Future

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Podcast, Policy Advocacy

In this episode, we speak with Counter Tools’ new Executive Director, Maria Julian. Learn about her visions for the future of Counter Tools and Counter Tobacco.org and hear what she thinks we should be on the lookout for in tobacco control this upcoming year. Listen below, on iTunes, or on LibSyn.  Transcript for the episode … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 11: Hookah Tobacco at the Point of Sale

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

In this episode, we take a closer look at hookah. Learn about general trends in hookah tobacco use, hookah industry marketing and promotional strategies at the point of sale and point of consumption, examples of current state and local-level regulations, and point-of-sale policy options. Listen below, on iTunes, or LibSyn. Learn more about hookah tobacco at … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 9 – Tobacco and America: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Personal Narrative, Podcast, Preemption, Tobacco21, Youth

In this episode, we talk with Jake Wilson, a junior and statistics major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has been taking a service-learning course titled “Tobacco and America,” which “examines the complex significances of tobacco—a plant of great local importance to North Carolina—by placing it in a variety of historical, … Read More

On the Counter Tobacco Podcast: Interview with Dr. Melissa Little on POS Tobacco and the Military

Disparities, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability

As a follow-up to our webinar on the Intersection of POS Tobacco Use and the Military, we had the privilege of talking to Dr. Melissa Little, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Little’s work centers around military populations and she is currently the head of a … Read More

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