CDC OSH Webinar: The Point of Sale Playbook: Addressing the Four ‘P’s of Tobacco Marketing in Stores

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Webinars

This webinar in the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health point of sale webinar series was held January 13th, 2016 at 2pm EST. This webinar discusses the importance of working in the retail environment and will review strategies to address tobacco marketing in retail outlets, focusing on the four ‘P’s of marketing: place, price, product, and … Read More

50,000 Visitors

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Youth

We are so excited to announce that has now been visited by 50,000 different people across the United States and the globe! It is fantastic to have so many people working to counter tobacco marketing at the point of sale and fighting the “War in the Store” with us. Combined, these visitors have… viewed the website 76,339 times visited 196,971 pages come from all … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Licensing, Minimum price, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to’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

New Study on Public Support for POS Provisions of FSPTCA

FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Policy Advocacy, Product Packaging, Youth

A study published online this month in the American Journal of Public Health assessed support among both smokers and non-smokers for current and potential point of sale tobacco control policies under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA). Researchers found that support varied by provision: 80% supported youth access restrictions 45% supported … Read More

New CPHSS Report Released: Assessing Retail Environments with STARS

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

A new report from the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS), as part of the Advancing Science and Policy in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) State & Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative, describes the experience of four states (Oregon, Indiana, Vermont, and Texas) piloting the use … Read More

Counter Tools Training Institute Oct. 21-22

Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

Our partner Counter Tools is hosting their 3rd annual two-day “Getting Started at the Point of Sale” Training Institute for public health advocates who are new or getting started in tobacco and food-related point-of-sale initiatives. When: October 21-22, 2015 Who: Public health advocates from state and local health departments and voluntary organizations who want to get started … 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

New Case Study Released on Reducing Cheap Tobacco & Youth Access in New York City

Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Tobacco21, Youth

The Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) State & Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative, has developed a series of case studies on communities that have passed point-of sale-policies. CPHSS is pleased to release Reducing Cheap Tobacco & Youth Access: New York City, the third and latest in … Read More