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

Announcing CounterTobacco.org’s 2019 Point-of-Sale Tobacco Photo Contest!

Photo Contest

Today marks the start of CounterTobacco.org’s 8th annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Photo Contest!  The tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million every hour to market their deadly products. The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to this retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. And it’s happening in YOUR community.  Each year, you help capture the tobacco … Read More

Archived Webinar: Tobacco Retailer Licensing from Three Perspectives

E-Cigarettes, Licensing, Policy Advocacy, Webinars

On September 30, 2019, Counter Tools for our 9th quarterly webinar in the “Healthy POS Webinar Series.”    In this webinar, three speakers share their perspectives on the beneficial impacts of strong tobacco retailer licensing policy as a means of reducing youth cigarette and e-cigarette use. Dr. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at University … Read More

September 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability, 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

Federal and State Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Product Availability

On September 11, 2019, the White House announced that the federal government will remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market.  For this to happen, the FDA must still issue a final rule, which must be enforceable and stand up to any industry challenges. It has been over 6 months since the FDA issued a draft compliance policy for flavored … Read More

August 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, Displays/Display Ban, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Health Warnings, Licensing, Product Availability, Product Placement, 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

July 2019 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, E-Cigarettes, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Little cigars/Cigarillos, Minimum pack size, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Product Availability, Product Packaging, 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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