Massachusetts becomes 6th state to pass Tobacco 21, 1st State to Prohibit Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Tobacco21, Youth

On July 27th, Massachusetts became the 6th state to raise the minimum legal sales age (MLSA) for tobacco to 21, and the first state to prohibit tobacco sales in pharmacies. Localities in Massachusetts have been pioneers in both the “Tobacco 21” movement and the tobacco-free pharmacy movement. In 2005, Needham, Massachusetts was the first town in the US … Read More

July 2018 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Preemption, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’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 … Read More

June 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’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 … 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 CounterToabcco.org’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

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and All Other Flavored Tobacco Products

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, Youth

San Francisco residents have voted to uphold a city-wide ban on all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.  The San Francisco City Council and Health Committees unanimously passed the menthol restriction ordinance in June 2017, and it was approved by then Mayor Ed Lee. However, the tobacco industry very quickly moved to stop implementation by … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 6: African-American Tobacco Use and Industry Targeting

Cigarettes, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Podcast

On this episode of the Counter Tobacco Podcast, we continue our discussion at how different aspects of people’s lives are used by Big Tobacco and ultimately, how we can stop their influence from further spreading.  Today’s episode focuses on African-American Tobacco Use and Industry Targeting. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or on iTunes.  Sources The Role … Read More

May 2018 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Packaging, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’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 … Read More

April 2018 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21, Youth

Welcome to CounterTobacco.org’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 … Read More

FDA Issues Three Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking 

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Large Cigars, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In July 2017, the FDA announced a new regulatory plan for tobacco and nicotine and announced their intention to issue a number of “Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking.” Three ANPRMs were issued in March 2018:   1. Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes  On March 15th, 2018, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott … Read More

FTC Reports Show Tobacco Companies Spent $7.1 Billion at the POS in 2016

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, Price Promotions, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2016, the tobacco industry spent nearly $7.1 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 75% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures, recently released in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures … Read More