Archived Webinar: Tobacco Ad Messaging Strategies at the Point of Sale – A Health Equity Focused Case Study

Advertising Restictions, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Webinars

On May 27, 2020, Counter Tools held a webinar on “Tobacco Ad Messaging Strategies at the Point of Sale – A Health Equity Focused Case Study,” a part of our Healthy POS Webinar Series. Despite evidence of disparities in exposure to tobacco retailers and point-of-sale advertising, little is known about the extent to which tobacco … Read More

Archived Webinar: Flavored Tobacco Policies & Evaluation – A Massachusetts Case Study

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Webinars

Counter Tools hosted its 10th quarterly webinar in its “Healthy POS Webinar Series” on February 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm EST.    Massachusetts has set an example for implementing restrictions on flavored tobacco product sales at the state and local level that aim to minimize the visibility and accessibility of these products and to ultimately reduce … Read More

Archived Webinar: Tobacco Retailer Licensing from Three Perspectives

E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Webinars

On September 30, 2019, Counter Tools for our 9th quarterly webinar in the “Healthy POS Webinar Series.”    In this webinar, three speakers share their perspectives on the beneficial impacts of strong tobacco retailer licensing policy as a means of reducing youth cigarette and e-cigarette use. Dr. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at University … Read More

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, 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 is a project of Counter Tools. Counter Tools (logo)