Pineapple-, watermelon-, and strawberry-flavored tobacco products might seem as fun and innocent as a day at the park, but students from the Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) at August Hawkins High School help us look past the colorful packaging to the dangerous and unhealthy reality of flavored cigarillos, busting the myth that they aren’t as … Read More
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Dancing in a tobacco mart parking lot dressed as 49¢ Flavees and 99¢ Minteez Menthol Boxes to bust the myth that tobacco products are expensive, students from the Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) at August Hawkins High School show us that you’re never too broke to smoke, but that the health risks might be more … Read More
La Amistad es un mercado latino en el noroeste de Portland que rehúsa vender productos de tabaco. En su lugar, los dueños de la tienda venden opciones más saludables como verduras frescas y carne. Esta decisión ha sido un buen ejemplo para su comunidad y también limita la cantidad de productos de tabaco que se … Read More
Nearly 3,700 retailers sell tobacco products in Philadelphia, about one for every 160 households. In fact, there are more tobacco retailers per capita in Philadelphia than in any other US city, with the exception of Washington, DC. The number and location of tobacco retailers has a serious impact on the health of a community, and … Read More
Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’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
Hood River High School students in the school’s health media club have spent time in convenience stores and know how Big Tobacco is targeting them.
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
The availability and promotion of tobacco products in stores in our communities impact our kids and increase the likelihood that they will start to smoke. Learn more in “Antonio’s Walk to School” and spread the word how the tobacco industry is targeting our kids.
Youth of Genesee-Orleans in New York State explains how Big Tobacco markets to them in retail locations as future “replacement smokers” and how this impacts them, their families, and their community. They’ve seen enough!
These youth have seen enough! Here they present the results of their walking tobacco audit and describe the evidence about the harmful effect of these industry tactics to their community.