October 2016 News and Research Roundup

Cigarettes, Disparities, FDA, Flavors (including Menthol), Licensing, Minimum price, Non-Tax Price Increases, Price Promotions, Store Assessments, 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 for your community. New research can help provide support for your work and evidence for the importance of the “War in the Store.” Have a story you don’t want us to miss? E-mail it to us!

New Research

Store Assessments and the Tobacco Retail Policy Landscape

Non-Tax Price Policy

Flavored Tobacco Products

  • Association between use of flavoured tobacco products and quit behavior: findings from a cross-sectional survey of US adult tobacco users, Tobacco Control
    • This study surveyed tobacco users about their use of different tobacco products and their quit attempts. Survey respondents who first used a flavored tobacco product were 55% more likely to be a current tobacco user. Polytobacco users were twice as likely to be current flavored tobacco users. Current non-cigarette tobacco users who used at least one flavored tobacco product were less likely to have tried to quit within the last year.
  • Changes in the prevalence and correlates of menthol cigarette use in the USA, 2004-2014, Tobacco Control
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    • While overall smoking rates have decreased over the past decade, the proportion of current (past 30 days) cigarette smokers who use menthol cigarettes increased from 35% in 2008-2010 to 39% in 2012-2014. Young smokers are still the group most likely to use menthol cigarettes, with more young smokers using menthol products that non-menthol products. The prevalence of menthol cigarette use has also increased among white, Asian, and Hispanic smokers since 2010.
  • Learn more about flavored tobacco products.

New Reports

Industry News

POS Policy in the Media


Flavored Tobacco Restrictions

Federal regulations


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