Restricting Tobacco Advertising and Promotions: Dealing with Legal Obstacles

Advertising Restictions, Displays/Display Ban, Health Warnings, Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21

In a new article in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, entitled “Regulating Tobacco Product Advertising and Promotions in the Retail Environment: A Roadmap for States and Localities,” authors Lange, Hoefges & Ribisl discuss legal obstacles to various strategies for reducing youth tobacco use initiation and outline point of sale interventions for localities and … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Large Cigars, Licensing, Pharmacies, Preemption, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Youth

Welcome to’s 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 policies and strategies that … Read More

2014 POS Report to the Nation Released!

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Minimum pack size, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Youth

The Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation was released late last week by researchers from the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford Prevention Research Center and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. According to the 2011 Federal Trade Commission Report, the tobacco industry spends … Read More

5 POS Trends to Watch in 2013

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

1. POS Work Takes Center Stage Point of sale is emerging as a core tobacco control activity. For US states and localities that already have a strong clean indoor air law, high tobacco taxes, and secure program funding, point of sale work is the next frontier to reduce tobacco use initiation and make it easier … Read More