May 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Product Availability, Retailer Density, Stores Near Schools, 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: Tobacco Ad Messaging Strategies at the Point of Sale – A Health Equity Focused Case Study

Advertising Restictions, Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Webinars

On May 27, 2020, Counter Tools held a webinar on “Tobacco Ad Messaging Strategies at the Point of Sale – A Health Equity Focused Case Study,” a part of our Healthy POS Webinar Series. Despite evidence of disparities in exposure to tobacco retailers and point-of-sale advertising, little is known about the extent to which tobacco … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 16: Tobacco-Free Pharmacies

Pharmacies, Podcast, Retailer Density, Youth

Pharmacies are licensed healthcare facilities uniquely positioned to provide healthcare services and health advice directly to community members across the US. Yet, many pharmacies still widely promote and sell tobacco products, the leading cause of preventable disease and death in this country. This episode focuses entirely on tobacco-free pharmacies. We’ll hone in on evidence-backed research, … Read More

New York Passes Budget Bill with Comprehensive Tobacco Control Legislation

Advertising Restictions, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Non-Tax Price Increases, Pharmacies, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Vape Shops

At the beginning of April, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Assembly passed a state budget for fiscal year 2021 that included a comprehensive tobacco control bill. The new regulations: prohibit the redemption of coupons and manufacturer discounts; prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at pharmacies, making New York the second state with a tobacco-free pharmacy law; prohibit … Read More

FDA Deadline for Premarket Review Extended to September 2020

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Product Availability

Tobacco manufacturers now have an additional four months to submit their e-cigarette and vaping products for premarket approval with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As part of a federal court-mandated order, tobacco manufacturers would have been required to file premarket applications to the FDA by May 12, 2020; now they will have until September 9, 2020. The premarket approval … Read More

April 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), International, Non-Tax Price Increases, Stores Near Schools, 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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 15: Tobacco Retailer Licensing

Disparities, Licensing, Pharmacies, Podcast, Retailer Density, Youth

Tobacco retail licenses (TRLs) are one of the most lasting and effective strategies in tobacco control. In addition to letting states and localities know who is selling tobacco, licensing is an evidence-based way to reduce tobacco use; it also offers a versatile regulatory platform that allows jurisdictions to implement additional policies that can further reduce … Read More

The Point of Sale remains the Tobacco Industry’s #1 Marketing Channel, FTC Data Shows

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Price Promotions, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS

In 2018, the tobacco industry spent over $7.2 billion marketing and promoting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco directly at the point of sale (POS). These POS expenditures account for nearly 80% of the tobacco companies’ total marketing dollars spent on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined. These figures from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reports on Cigarettes … Read More

March 2020 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Product Packaging, 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

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