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

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Product Availability, Product Placement, 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

New Paper and Video on Conducting Store Observations of Tobacco Marketing and Products

Store Assessments

Store observations, also called store assessments or store audits, are a way to collect data about what is happening at stores in your community. You can then use this information to educate the public, policymakers, and youth about the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing tactics. Knowing what’s happening is critical to awareness and advocacy efforts, as … Read More

Last Chance to participate in vSTARS pilot!

E-Cigarettes, Store Assessments, Vape Shops

Want to find out what’s happening at vape shops in your community? As you may remember, Counter Tobacco is proud to promote the newest store assessment tool for vape shops: vSTARS! Several states, along with local communities, have volunteered to participate in trying out the new tool for vape shop store assessments. We are excited to offer … Read More

Interested in electronic smoking devices at the POS?

E-Cigarettes, Store Assessments

We want to hear from you! CounterTobacco is hosting another round of Store Audit “Listening Sessions”! This time we will focus on developing an instrument for electronic smoking devices and vape shops. Tentatively, we are calling these instruments eSTARS and vSTARS. The purpose of these sessions is for us to hear about your experiences with store audit … Read More

News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Pharmacies, Product Packaging, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, 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

New CPHSS Report Released: Assessing Retail Environments with STARS

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

A new report from the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS), as part of the Advancing Science and Policy in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) State & Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) Research Initiative, describes the experience of four states (Oregon, Indiana, Vermont, and Texas) piloting the use … Read More

Counter Tools Training Institute Oct. 21-22

Policy Advocacy, Store Assessments

Our partner Counter Tools is hosting their 3rd annual two-day “Getting Started at the Point of Sale” Training Institute for public health advocates who are new or getting started in tobacco and food-related point-of-sale initiatives. When: October 21-22, 2015 Who: Public health advocates from state and local health departments and voluntary organizations who want to get started … Read More