Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 14: The Tobacco Industry’s Targeting of Low SES Communities

Cigarettes, Disparities, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Podcast, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Retailer Density

The tobacco industry spends over $9 billion dollars each year marketing cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in the United States. This episode dives into the ways in which the industry allocates this exorbitant amount of money to target communities of low socioeconomic status, and examines how the industry’s manipulative tactics impact disparities in tobacco use and … Read More

Maryland Bans the Sale of Disposable E-Cigarettes

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

While the FDA’s restrictions on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, issued in January of this year only prohibits the sale of flavored cartridge-based (closed system) e-cigarette products other than menthol or tobacco flavor, states are taking their own regulatory action to pass more comprehensive flavor bans. This month, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who is in … Read More

February 2020 News and Research Roundup

Advertising Restictions, Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, International, Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum price, Retailer Density, Smokeless Tobacco and SNUS, Tobacco21

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: Flavored Tobacco Policies & Evaluation – A Massachusetts Case Study

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

Counter Tools hosted its 10th quarterly webinar in its “Healthy POS Webinar Series” on February 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm EST.    Massachusetts has set an example for implementing restrictions on flavored tobacco product sales at the state and local level that aim to minimize the visibility and accessibility of these products and to ultimately reduce … Read More

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 13: A Look at the Federal Flavor Ban & Tobacco 21

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Podcast, Tobacco21, Uncategorized

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a lot of changes to the regulatory environment surrounding tobacco products. This episode highlights the new federal flavor ban and Tobacco 21 law, as well as what some states and local jurisdictions have done to advance tobacco control and what your locality could do to support strong tobacco control. Listen … Read More

January 2020 News and Research Roundup

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

Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 12: Counter Tools’ Executive Director Maria Julian & Her Vision of the Future

Disparities, Flavors (including Menthol), Healthy Retailers, Podcast, Policy Advocacy

In this episode, we speak with Counter Tools’ new Executive Director, Maria Julian. Learn about her visions for the future of Counter Tools and Counter Tobacco.org and hear what she thinks we should be on the lookout for in tobacco control this upcoming year. Listen below, on iTunes, or on LibSyn.  

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

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