No Menthol Sunday

No Menthol Sunday, a national observance day led by The Center for Black Health & Equity is an important opportunity to engage faith leaders and their communities in a discussion about how to improve health outcomes for African Americans. Tobacco is still the number one killer of African Americans, and people of faith can play … Read More

Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest

The tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million every hour to market their deadly products - most of it at the point of sale. That amounted to $6.6 billion spent directly on marketing in the retail environment in 2019. The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to this retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts.   And it's happening in … Read More

Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in’s 10th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest! Each year we host this contest to showcase what’s happening in the tobacco retail environment all across the country. These images are crucial to educating the public, educating policymakers, and furthering the success of state and local tobacco … Read More

WEBINAR – Creative Chemistry: Addressing Industry Evasion and Synthetic Nicotine

  Recently, PuffBar e-cigarettes and similar products have emerged on the market claiming to contain synthetic nicotine – nicotine that is not derived from tobacco, but instead produced in a laboratory. Driving these products are the reduced costs of producing synthetic nicotine and federal policies that incentivize the use of synthetic nicotine, such as the … Read More

Health Justice: In Tobacco Control Webinar

Join The Center for Black Health & Equity for a webinar on Thursday, March 17 at 4 P.M. to help you learn more about their new Health Justice in Tobacco Control guide’s make up and how it differs from other tobacco control literature on the market.This is your chance to talk to co-authors Sterling Fulton, … Read More

WEBINAR – Changing the Game Redux: An Updated Playbook for E-cigarette Regulation at the State and Local Level

Despite public health concerns about the prevalence of e-cigarette use – especially among youth and young adults – the U.S. e-cigarette market continues to thrive. Addressing this rapidly changing market requires coordinated and evidence-based policy at local, state, and federal levels. This 75- minute webinar features experts in public health law, policy, and advocacy who … Read More

WEBINAR: The Effects of Preemption & Opportunities for Action in Preempted States

Join Counter Tools, with special guests from Indiana and ChangeLab Solutions, for the next webinar in our "Healthy Point of Sale Webinar Series" on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 from 3:00-4:00pm ET!   With the introduction of new preemption bills during the pandemic and existing preempted states, tobacco point-of-sale related preemption presents a challenge to policy … Read More

No Menthol Sunday

No Menthol Sunday is The Center for Black Health & Equity’s annual faith-based observance day. It is an opportunity to engage faith communities in tough conversations about how menthol and tobacco addiction have robbed community health for generations. The theme for this year is "Fight to the Finish." Learn more and download the toolkit here.

Webinar – Fighting Flavors: Updates on State and Local Flavor Ban Legislation & Litigation

States and local communities continue to pass restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. States such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and California have led the way, followed by other states, Tribes, and dozens of local jurisdictions, with more action every month. Unsurprisingly, the tobacco industry is trying to counter this momentum with … Read More

Point of Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest

The Surgeon General says that exposure to retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s reports on marketing expenditures for cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and … Read More

WEBINAR: Equity at the Tobacco Point of Sale

How can health equity inspire local policy work? What commercial tobacco prevention strategies at the point of sale can promote health equity? How can the policy process build community power? … Read More is a project of Counter Tools. Counter Tools (logo)