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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 24: Equitable Enforcement in Commercial Tobacco Control Policy

Disparities, Licensing, Podcast, Policy Advocacy

In this episode, we talk with Natasha Phelps, a Lead Senior Staff Attorney at the Public Health Law Center, about the recent statement on “Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco: Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control” that was released last year by a consortium of public health organizations. We take a deeper dive into … 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

Consortium of Public Health Organizations Release Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism in Commercial Tobacco Control Enforcement

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Preemption

  A consortium of over 30 public health organizations recently released a joint statement on equitable tobacco control enforcement. Titled “Tobacco Control Enforcement for Racial Equity: Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco – Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control,” the document sets forth “aspirational principles to help local and state health departments, decisionmakers, advocates … Read More

ASPiRE Center Releases New POS Reports

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Uncategorized

The ASPiRE Center, a National Cancer Institute-funded collaborative of tobacco control researchers, practitioners, and legal experts, recently released two extensive reports on commercial tobacco at the point of sale.   Using data from interviews with program managers and coalition members from Community Advisory Boards in 30 cities, as well as an online survey of state tobacco … 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 … Read More

Archived Webinar: Tobacco Retailer Licensing from Three Perspectives

E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Webinars

On September 30, 2019, Counter Tools for our 9th quarterly webinar in the “Healthy POS Webinar Series.”    In this webinar, three speakers share their perspectives on the beneficial impacts of strong tobacco retailer licensing policy as a means of reducing youth cigarette and e-cigarette use. Dr. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at University … Read More

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