April 2022 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Tobacco21, 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

March 2022 News and Research Roundup

Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Retailer Density

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

First FTC E-Cigarette Report on Sales and Marketing Expenditures Shows Importance of the Retail Environment

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

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued reports on tobacco companies’ marketing expenditures for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco for decades; however in October 2019, the FTC issued orders to 6 major e-cigarette companies (Fontem US, Inc.; JUUL Labs, Inc.; Logic Technology Department LLC; NJOY, LLC; Nu Mark LLC; and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company), seeking information … Read More

February 2022 News and Research Roundup

Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Stores Near Schools, 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

January 2022 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement

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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 27: Point-of-Sale Pricing Policies

Cigarettes, Disparities, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In this episode, we talk about point-of-sale pricing policies, meaning ways to raise the price of tobacco sold in retail stores. Raising prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use initiation, decrease consumption, and increase cessation. Learn how point-of-sale pricing policies, including minimum floor prices and bans on price discounts and … Read More

10th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest Winners

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Photo Contest, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Self-Service, Stores Near Schools, Youth

We asked you to submit photos documenting the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale in your communities. Many thanks to everyone who participated! We received dozens of powerful photos from across the country. The entries show the evolving tobacco product landscape and the relentless efforts of the tobacco industry … Read More

St. Paul, MN Sets Minimum Floor Pricing for Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco, Cap on Tobacco Retailers

Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

Earlier this week, St. Paul, Minnesota passed new retail tobacco restrictions that will improve health equity, reduce youth tobacco use, and reduce the presence of tobacco across communities in the city. The new policies include: Minimum floor prices and a discount ban: The city set a $10 minimum price per pack of cigarettes and a … Read More

October 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Endgame, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability

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

FTC Reports Show Cigarette Sales Increased for the First Time in 20 Years; The Retail Store Remains the Tobacco Industry’s Primary Marketing Channel

Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

A report released yesterday from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on cigarette and smokeless tobacco sales and marketing expenditures show that in 2020, cigarettes sales increased for the first time in 20 years, with cigarettes sales from tobacco companies to wholesalers and retailers rising from $202.9 billion in 2019 to $203.7 billion in 2020. To … Read More

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