A resource for local, state, and federal organizations working to counteract tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale.

War in the Store

 A ‘War in the Store’ started twenty years ago and the battle rages on...Tobacco companies now spend the vast majority of their advertising and promotional dollars at the point of sale, vying for customer hearts and minds. This “War in the Store” was triggered in 1993 when Philip Morris heavily discounted its Marlboro brand, and other tobacco companies followed suit to compete. While the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 (an agreement between the major tobacco companies and 46 state attorney generals) curtailed some tobacco company advertising,  for instance, by getting rid of Joe...

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9.19.2014
E-cigarette manufacturer NJOY has some explaining to do. This screenshot—taken from their wholesaler/ retailer page—shows a spinning NJOY e-cigarette counter top display strategically placed...
8.14.2014
Counter Tobacco is launching its 3rd annual photo contest today! Each year, Counter Tobacco hosts a photo contest encouraging users to grab their mobile devices to capture the tobacco industry's POS...

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