New York Passes Budget Bill with Comprehensive Tobacco Control Legislation

Advertising Restictions, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Vape Shops

At the beginning of April, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Assembly passed a state budget for fiscal year 2021 that included a comprehensive tobacco control bill. The new regulations: prohibit the redemption of coupons and manufacturer discounts; prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at pharmacies, making New York the second state with a tobacco-free pharmacy law; prohibit … Read More

The Point of Sale remains the Tobacco Industry’s #1 Marketing Channel, FTC Data Shows

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2018, the tobacco industry spent over $7.2 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco directly at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for nearly 80% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes … 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 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

October 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, 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

July 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, 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

NEW Factsheet: Point-of-Sale Tobacco Pricing

Disparities, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Packaging

Raising the price of tobacco products is an effective, evidence-based strategy for decreasing tobacco use and tobacco-related harm. Research also suggests that these strategies may help promote health equity by countering pernicious industry targeting and reducing tobacco-related health disparities. In partnership with ChangeLab Solutions we created this new fact sheet and infographic for local and … Read More

May 2019 News and Research Roundup

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

New FTC Reports Show Tobacco Companies Spent Over $7.3 Billion at the Point of Sale in 2017

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2017, the tobacco industry spent over $7.3 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 78% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … 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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