We Can’t Wait: Governmental Action Can Do More than Voluntary Corporate Action

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Tobacco21, Youth

In a statement released on March 4, 2019, the FDA announced new actions taken by the agency to warn Walgreens and 15 other corporate-owned chains and franchise stores, including Walmart, with violation rates greater than 15%. Since then, we have seen several chains announce actions they plan to take to reduce youth access to tobacco: … Read More

April 2019 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21, Vape Shops, 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

March 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Store Assessments, 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 Draft Compliance Policy for Flavored E-cigarettes and Cigars

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

On March 13, 2019, the FDA announced that they were issuing a draft compliance policy for flavored e-cigarettes & flavored cigars. Under this new compliance policy, the FDA would prioritize enforcement for:  Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) products that are “offered for sale in ways that pose a greater risk for minors to access such products” … 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

New FTC Reports Show Tobacco Companies Spent Over $7.3 Billion at the Point of Sale in 2017

Cigarettes, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2017, the tobacco industry spent over $7.3 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for over 78% 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

Tobacco 21 in Virginia

Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Tobacco21

On February 21, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law HB 2748, which makes Virginia the 7th state to joint the “Tobacco 21” club, along with over 425 cities and counties around the country. Raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to 21 has the potential to help greatly reduce smoking rates. … Read More

February 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Pharmacies, Policy Advocacy, Preemption, Product Availability, Product Placement, Store Assessments, 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