FDA PMTA (In)Action

E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Product Availability

September 9, 2021 was the date after which products without an affirmative marketing order resulting from the FDA’s premarket review would supposedly no longer be allowed to remain on the market. This was ideally the date the FDA would have finished their review by, but they had no actual deadline for review  – only for … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 26: Nicotine Pouches and Other “Modern” Oral Nicotine Products

FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability

In this quick primer of an episode, we talk about nicotine pouches like “Zyn” and other so-called “modern” oral nicotine products, how they are being marketed and sold in the retail environment, and options for regulating this small but rapidly growing product segment with concerns about youth initiation in mind. Listen below or on Apple … Read More

August 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Product Availability, 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

July 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Price Promotions, Retailer Density, Vape Shops

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

Washington D.C. Passes Flavored Tobacco Sales Ban

Flavors (including Menthol)

Washington, D.C.’s mayor has signed into law a policy that will prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products except for flavored hookah sold at hookah bars. Notably, the Washington, D.C. policy has also specifically given inspection authority to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs rather than city police. This is in line with … Read More

Tobacco Free Generation Policy in Brookline, MA

Cigarettes, Endgame, Youth

In November 2020, Brookline, MA passed the nation’s first “Tobacco-Free Generation” policy, prohibiting all tobacco and e-cigarette sales to anyone born after January 1, 2000, and the policy has now been approved by the Massachusetts Attorney General. A similar concept was also proposed in Hawaii in 2019, gradually raising the minimum legal sales age from … Read More

June 2021 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Mitigation Fee, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Placement, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Store Assessments, 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

2021 Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest

We asked you to submit photos documenting the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics and promotional strategies at the point of sale (POS) in your communities. We received over 50 awesome photos from across the country and even overseas. Many thanks to everyone who participated! The entries show the evolving tobacco product landscape and the relentless efforts … Read More

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