News and Research Round Up

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to’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 for your community. New research can help provide support for your work and evidence for the importance of the “War in the Store.” Have a story you don’t want us to miss? E-mail it to us!  

New Research

Restricting Tobacco Advertising and Promotions

Tobacco Retailer Density:

  • Tobacco retail outlet density and risk of youth smoking in New Zealand, Tobacco Control
    • This study found that secondary school student in New Zealand were more likely to be smokers when their school was located in an area with a high density of tobacco retail outlets. When tobacco retail outlet density was high, current smokers were also more likely to attempt purchasing tobacco, and non-smokers were more likely to be susceptible to smoking. This indicates a need to reduce density of tobacco retailers around schools to reduce youth smoking rates and youth smoking initiation. 
    • Read more about licensing and zoning as strategies to limit tobacco retail outlet density.

New Reports 

Industry News

POS Policy in the Media

Tobacco 21





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