FDA Issues Official Guidance on New Federal Flavor Ban

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol)

More than three months after President Trump promised a crackdown on flavored tobacco products, a parsed down federal ban, strongly influenced by industry lobbying efforts, was finally issued at the beginning of this year. On January 2, 2020, the United States Federal Drug Administration [FDA] formally released a guidance document detailing enforcement priorities of the … Read More

FDA Authorizes Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes for Sale and Market in the US

Cigarettes, FDA, Product Availability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that two new, reduced nicotine cigarette products – Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol, manufactured by 22nd Century Group Inc. – can be marketed and sold in stores in the US. Through a review of their premarket tobacco product application, the FDA determined that these low nicotine cigarettes (0.2-0.7 mg … Read More

December 2019 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Retailer Density, 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

Massachusetts Flavor Ban: A Major Milestone in Tobacco Control

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially signed into law House Bill 4196, “An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control”, which bans the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. While other states have implemented temporary bans and restrictions in the previous months, Massachusetts is the first state to pass a permanent ban on all flavored … Read More

November 2019 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Licensing, Pharmacies, Uncategorized

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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 11: Hookah Tobacco at the Point of Sale

Advertising Restictions, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Non-Tax Price Increases, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, Youth

In this episode, we take a closer look at hookah. Learn about general trends in hookah tobacco use, hookah industry marketing and promotional strategies at the point of sale and point of consumption, examples of current state and local-level regulations, and point-of-sale policy options. Listen below, on iTunes, or LibSyn. Learn more about hookah tobacco at … Read More

Emerging Product Watch: iQOS introduced in Atlanta and Richmond

FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability

Philip Morris International’s heated tobacco product “iQOS,” which was authorized for market in the United States by the FDA in April 2019, was first rolled out in Atlanta, GA over the past month, and the product is now being rolled out in Richmond, VA. What are these products?  According to the FDA, heated tobacco products, often called … Read More

2019 Point-of-Sale Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest

We asked our audience to submit photos evidencing the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS) in their own communities. We received over 70 awesome photos from 10 states, the nation’s capital, and even as far away as Pakistan and Bangladesh. Thank you to everyone who participated! The entries … Read More

October 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Healthy Retailers, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, 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

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