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

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

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

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

March 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Preemption, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, 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 … Read More

Tobacco Retailer Licenses Passed in Pleasanton & Sebastopol, CA

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Youth

  Pleasanton, CA recently established a tobacco retailer license (TRL), which will go into effect on January 1, 2021.The TRL bans the sale of flavored tobacco products and prevents new tobacco retailers from setting up shop within 1,000 feet of a public school, park, or recreation center. As well, the TRL establishes minimum prices and minimum … Read More

September 2020 Local Legislative Updates on Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Youth

  Flavor bans have made quite a few headlines in September 2020. In California, Governor Newsom officially signed into law Senate Bill 793, prohibiting the sale of most tobacco products with ‘characterizing flavor’, meaning the presence of a distinguishable taste or aroma other than tobacco. However, the tobacco industry continues to fight against the new … Read More

Highlights from the Convenience Store News 2020 Tobacco Report

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

  Despite public health and legislative successes in tobacco control policy over the recent years, tobacco products maintain a dominant presence in the retail environment and in convenience stores in particular. The “Tobacco Deep Dive” Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report provides meaningful insights on trends in tobacco sales within the convenience store sector and from … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 20: On Your Radar – August Part 2

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Podcast, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Youth

“On Your Radar” is a new episode format, where we release two mini-episodes – one halfway through the month, one at the end of the month – that provide you with the most recent and relevant news stories and research on countering tobacco product sales, promotions, and marketing in the retail environment. Listen to Part … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 17: ‘Authentic Voices’ – An Interview with Shaun Pryor

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Personal Narrative, Podcast, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

This episode is the first in what we hope will be a new series called, ‘Authentic Voices’, where we speak with individuals in communities across the US to hear how their lived experiences and interactions in the retail environment impacted their journey with tobacco. In this episode, we speak with Shaun Pryor, a Chicago-native and … Read More

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