June 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Preemption, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, 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

May 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, 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 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

FDA Deadline for Premarket Review Extended to September 2020

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Product Availability

Tobacco manufacturers now have an additional four months to submit their e-cigarette and vaping products for premarket approval with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As part of a federal court-mandated order, tobacco manufacturers would have been required to file premarket applications to the FDA by May 12, 2020; now they will have until September 9, 2020. The premarket approval … 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

Maryland Bans the Sale of Disposable E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability

While the FDA’s restrictions on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, issued in January of this year only prohibits the sale of flavored cartridge-based (closed system) e-cigarette products other than menthol or tobacco flavor, states are taking their own regulatory action to pass more comprehensive flavor bans. This month, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who is in … Read More

January 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Availability, Retailer Density, 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

FDA Authorizes Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes for Sale and Market in the US

Cigarettes, FDA, Product Availability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that two new, reduced nicotine cigarette products – Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol, manufactured by 22nd Century Group Inc. – can be marketed and sold in stores in the US. Through a review of their premarket tobacco product application, the FDA determined that these low nicotine cigarettes (0.2-0.7 mg … 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

Emerging Product Watch: iQOS introduced in Atlanta and Richmond

FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability

Philip Morris International’s heated tobacco product “iQOS,” which was authorized for market in the United States by the FDA in April 2019, was first rolled out in Atlanta, GA over the past month, and the product is now being rolled out in Richmond, VA. What are these products?  According to the FDA, heated tobacco products, often called … Read More

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