Archived Webinar: Health Equity in Tobacco Control

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability, Webinars

Counter Tools hosted our 8th quarterly webinar in our “Healthy POS Webinar Series” on Thursday, June 27th from 10:00-11:00am ET.    Smoking kills thousands each year and certain groups are most impacted and disproportionately affected by tobacco use. Michael Scott, Program Manager at the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), talks about tobacco control through a health equity and … Read More

Reversing Preemption: A Colorado Case Study

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Store Assessments, Tobacco21, Webinars, Youth

Preemption is the way by which the authority of a “lower” level of government is limited by a “higher” level of government. The tobacco industry and its allies have continued to use preemptive strategies to deter efforts made especially at the local-level. Preemption is one of the biggest challenges in tobacco control and can impede … Read More

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

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

Archived Webinar: The Intersection of POS Tobacco and the Military

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, Webinars

In Counter Tools and’s 4th quarterly webinar, held on June 14th, 2018, UNC researcher and doctoral student Amanda Kong presents study findings from her team’s recent published paper on the sales and marketing of tobacco products in the military. The availability, price and promotions of tobacco products at tobacco retailers on and off U.S. … 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 & 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

Local Menthol Policies: Case Studies

Flavors (including Menthol), Policy Advocacy, Webinars, Youth

On December 15th, 2017, Counter Tools hosted a webinar that offered case studies for successfully passed local policies restricting the sale of menthol tobacco products. Find out how the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Oakland were able to pass their respective policies, who helped, lessons learned, and more. View the recording below and Download the Oakland slides … Read More

Archived Webinar: The Health Impacts of E-cigarettes & What We All Should Know

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Vape Shops, Webinars

On September 28, Counter Tools held our first quarterly webinar, where we hosted guest presenters and research scientists, Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Dr. Flori Sassano from the UNC/Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). They discussed their findings on what is in e-liquids used in e-cigarettes and other vaping devices as well as the possible impacts of e-liquids … Read More

Webinar on Reducing Tobacco Retailer Density

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Disparities, Licensing, Pharmacies, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Webinars

Controlling Your Own Density: Strategies to Reduce the Number of Tobacco Outlets in Your Community May 3rd, 2016 11:00am PDT/ 2:00pm EDT Because the density of tobacco retailers is associated with increased tobacco use and initiation, many communities are implementing strategies to reduce the density of tobacco outlets, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities of … Read More is a project of Counter Tools. Counter Tools (logo)