The Counter Tobacco podcast is a pre-produced, interview and research-based podcast dedicated to the six million people that die from tobacco related causes each year. There are so many reasons why someone picks up their first cigarette and this podcast aims to highlight the role the tobacco industry’s influence at the point of sale plays.

Episodes will range from in-depth profiles of the demographics most affected by tobacco to stories rooted in the history of the industry’s marketing tactics to coverage of what’s being done today to counter tobacco sales and marketing in the retail environment.  

View the list of episodes below, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on LibSyn.

 

  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 11: Hookah Tobacco at the Point of Sale - In this episode, we take a closer look at hookah. Learn about general trends in hookah tobacco use, hookah industry marketing and promotional strategies at the point of sale and point of consumption, examples of current state and local-level regulations, and point-of-sale policy options. Listen below, on iTunes, or LibSyn. Learn more about hookah tobacco at … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 10: Tobacco 21 - In this episode, we interview Katherine Ungar, Executive Director of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation. Learn about how interest in policies raising the minimum legal sales age to 21 (or “Tobacco 21” policies) has grown in the US, what makes a strong Tobacco 21 policy, and pitfalls to avoid. We discuss the federal Tobacco 21 … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 9 – Tobacco and America: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow - In this episode, we talk with Jake Wilson, a junior and statistics major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has been taking a service-learning course titled “Tobacco and America,” which “examines the complex significances of tobacco—a plant of great local importance to North Carolina—by placing it in a variety of historical, … Read More
  • On the Counter Tobacco Podcast: Interview with Dr. Melissa Little on POS Tobacco and the Military - As a follow-up to our webinar on the Intersection of POS Tobacco Use and the Military, we had the privilege of talking to Dr. Melissa Little, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Little’s work centers around military populations and she is currently the head of a … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 6: African-American Tobacco Use and Industry Targeting - On this episode of the Counter Tobacco Podcast, we continue our discussion at how different aspects of people’s lives are used by Big Tobacco and ultimately, how we can stop their influence from further spreading.  Today’s episode focuses on African-American Tobacco Use and Industry Targeting. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or on iTunes.  Sources The Role … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 5: LGBTQ Tobacco Use - On this episode of the Counter Tobacco Podcast, we begin our discussion at how different aspects of people’s lives are used by big tobacco and ultimately, how we can stop their influence from further spreading, particularly at the point of sale.  We begin with the LGBTQ community.  Sources The Role of the Media in Promoting … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 4: Vaping - There’s a new product in town and it’s certainly becoming popular. This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast explores the new trend of vaping, including how e-cigarettes work and who exactly is using them, and what regulations they are (or are not) subject to so far. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or download from iTunes.  Sources … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 3: Tobacco’s Replacement Smokers - This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast continues our previous discussion on how the tobacco industry views young people as “replacement smokers”, including some of the tactics they use to recruit them to their side. Listen below, on SoundCloud, or iTunes.  Sources The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use Stores Near Schools … Read More
  • Counter Tobacco Podcast Episode 2:  National Tobacco Prevention Campaigns - Episode 2:  National Tobacco Prevention Campaigns The war on tobacco rages on.  So who’s on our side? This episode of the Counter Tobacco podcast explores some of the national tobacco prevention campaigns going on right now, as well as the most infamous public service announcement of all time. Listen below or download the episode from … Read More
  • Introducing the Counter Tobacco Podcast! Episode 1: The War in the Store - The Counter Tobacco Podcast is a pre-produced, interview and research-based podcast dedicated to the six million people that die from tobacco related causes each year worldwide. There are so many reasons why someone picks up their first cigarette and this podcast aims to highlight that and more. Episodes will range from in-depth profiles of the … Read More
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