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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...

News

12.11.2014
The City of San Francisco, California recently passed a piece of legislation called the Tobacco Sales Reduction Act, which aims to halve the number of tobacco retailers in the city over the next 10-...
12.01.2014
Welcome to CounterTobacco.org's second installment of our new "News and Research Roundup!" Each month we'll be posting a summary of the latest research, reports, and news stories on ...

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