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Updated Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Hook Kids, Fight Life-Saving Policies

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has released an updated version of the report Deadly Alliance: How Big Tobacco and Convenience Stores Partner to Hook Kids and Fight Life-Saving Policies  in partnership with the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart [More]

October 19, 2023|Categories: Partners, Point of Sale|’s 12th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest’s 12th Annual Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest is here! Each year we host this contest to showcase what’s happening in the tobacco retail environment all across the country. These images are crucial to educating the public, educating policymakers, and furthering the success of state and local tobacco control efforts that [More]

October 18, 2023|Categories: Point of Sale|

Webinar: Environmental Scans for Alcohol Policy Change with the Alcohol Policy Resource Center

We are excited to announce a collaborative webinar with the Alcohol Policy Resource Center. The Environmental Scans for Alcohol Policy Change webinar will be on Wednesday, November 8th, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Assessing your community is critical in identifying potential issues contributing to underage [More]

October 18, 2023|Categories: Alcohol, Data, Partners, Webinars|

Building healthier communities for all to reduce cancer risk

Researchers continue to uncover how health behaviors– like diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use– can be risk factors for certain cancers. In fact, one recent study estimates nearly half of all cancer deaths are associated with these potentially modifiable risk factors. The American Cancer Society [More]

September 1, 2023|Categories: Accessibility, Health Equity, Healthy Food|

Youth Advocacy Against the Tobacco Industry

Youth are important in the fight against the manipulative and deceptive marketing practices of the tobacco industry! This year in 2023, youth from around the country came together in Washington D.C. to protest an industry that has long influenced them to use deadly tobacco products. During the [More]

June 29, 2023|Categories: Advocacy|

Healthy POS Webinar Series: Better Conversations about Health Equity and Tobacco POS Strategies

Join Counter Tools for our upcoming Healthy POS Webinar titled "Better Conversations about Health Equity and Tobacco POS Strategies." In this webinar, Dr. Julie Sweetland (FrameWorks Institute) will help attendees understand effective ways to message about health equity from a tobacco perspective, and best practices to support [More]

April 3, 2023|Categories: Webinars|

We’re hiring a Project Director!

Counter Tools invites applications for a Project Director position. The Project Director provides timely and high-quality project management, training, and technical assistance to Counter Tools client-partners working to advance place-based public health. Their national perspective and expertise strengthens Counter Tools’ position as a trusted thought leader in, and [More]

March 6, 2023|Categories: News From Tools|

Counter Tools celebrates our 10th anniversary

As Counter Tools celebrates our 10th anniversary, we’re reflecting on the partnerships that sparked community change in the retail environment and looking forward to our ambitious goals to address health equity and empower communities to become healthier places for all. Where we’ve been Over the past decade, [More]

December 23, 2022|Categories: News From Tools|

Retailers will now be required to post tobacco industry “corrective statements” at the point of sale

Starting July 1, 2023, nearly 200,000 tobacco retailers across the country must begin installing signs in their stores with “corrective statements” from the tobacco industry. This is a long-awaited result of a 2006 federal court case ruling in which major tobacco companies were found guilty of racketeering for deliberately [More]

December 22, 2022|Categories: Point of Sale, Policy|

Store Assessments: A powerful tool for understanding the retail environment

Marketing and promotions for alcohol and tobacco products saturate retail stores in most communities—the same places where you buy milk, snacks, and medicine. Research has shown that exposure to advertising and promotions for these products have a number of negative health impacts, such as prompting youth initiation, [More]

December 1, 2022|Categories: Alcohol, Data, Point of Sale|

Success story: Kansas high schoolers participate in summer project to learn about the tobacco retail environment

From September 2021 to August 2022, Counter Tools supported the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to address two of their identified priority areas: preventing the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults, and addressing tobacco-related health inequities. This included point-of-sale training for KDHE’s [More]

November 22, 2022|Categories: Point of Sale, Success Stories|
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