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

CDC OSH Webinar: The Point of Sale Playbook: Addressing the Four ‘P’s of Tobacco Marketing in Stores

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Policy Advocacy, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Product Placement, Webinars

This webinar in the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health point of sale webinar series was held January 13th, 2016 at 2pm EST. This webinar discusses the importance of working in the retail environment and will review strategies to address tobacco marketing in retail outlets, focusing on the four ‘P’s of marketing: place, price, product, and … Read More

Two Webinars: Flavor Bans and E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Webinars, Youth

Save the date for two upcoming webinars co-hosted by! First, tune in for a webinar with us and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium: Flavor Craze: Restricting Flavored Tobacco Products at the Point of Sale  September 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. E.D.T. Flavored tobacco products are seemingly everywhere in the retail environment. While most of the … Read More

Webinar – It’s Go Time! Tobacco Retailer Licensing Playbook

CDC OSH POS Webinars, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Webinars

Presenters: Asha Banks, MPA, Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ian McLaughlin, JD, ChangeLab Solutions Monty Messex, MPH, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Aneena Pokkamthanam, MPH, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tobacco retailer licensing has emerged as one of the most effective and versatile … Read More