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

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

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

June 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Mitigation Fee, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, 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

FTC Reports Show the Tobacco Industry Continues to Concentrate Marketing and Promotion Expenditures at the Point of Sale

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Placement

In 2019, the tobacco industry spent nearly $6.6 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco directly at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 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 and … Read More

November 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Pharmacies, Product Placement, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools

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 … 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

August 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Product Availability, Product Placement, 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

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

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