Archived Webinar: A Dive into the Food Retail Environment

Healthy Retailers, Product Placement, Webinars

The retail environment is a place that influences many aspects of health, including both tobacco use behaviors and food and beverage purchasing and consumption. Tobacco retailers are often locked into promotional contracts with retailers that can dictate where products are displayed, the amount of advertising, as well as product prices and promotional incentives (more on this … Read More

November 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Self-Service, 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

October 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Placement, Stores Near Schools, 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

September 2018 News and Research Roundup

Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Self-Service, 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

Archived Webinar: Assurances of Voluntary Compliance

Advertising Restictions, Healthy Retailers, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Self-Service, Webinars

Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVCs) are legally binding voluntary agreements between retail corporations (e.g. Circle K, 7-Eleven, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.) and state attorneys general that contain a variety of provisions, which participating retailers must adhere to. Examples of provisions include those that limit the type and location of tobacco advertising permitted, prohibit look-a-like products, and … Read More

July 2018 News and Research Roundup

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

Archived Webinar: POS & Youth Engagement

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Store Assessments, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, Webinars, Youth

On March 15, 2018, Counter Tools & CounterTobacco.org hosted our 3rd quarterly webinar, which will focus on the impacts of youth in POS work and the best ways to engage youth around POS work.  Speaker: Robbyn Duchow of RD Consulting, formerly Iowa Department of Public Health. The webinar recording can be found here or below, and … Read More

2017 Photo Contest Winners Announcement

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Photo Contest, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Self-Service, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Vape Shops, Youth

We asked our audience to submit photos showcasing tobacco industry marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS), and we received over 45 great photos from 11 states and even as far away as Pakistan. The entries cover a wide range of problems at the point of sale, and beyond just the contest, we … Read More

News from New Zealand: Point of Sale Display Ban Working

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, International, Product Placement

A recent evaluation of New Zealand’s point of sale tobacco display ban shows significant drops in youth smoking rates and smoking experimentation. Previous research has shown a strong relationship between visits to stores selling tobacco and smoking initiation.[1] As shown in this study, take the tobacco display (e.g. a powerwall) away, and that relationship weakens significantly. In July … Read More

New Point of Sale Report to the Nation shows increased policy activity since 2012

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Youth

The latest Point of Sale Report of the Nation: Realizing the Power of States and Communities to Change the Tobacco Retail and Policy Landscape was released earlier this week. This report, the third in a series of Point of Sale Reports to the Nation since 2012, is the product of a collaboration between the Center for Public … Read More