CounterTobacco.org’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 seek to reduce tobacco industry influence at the point of sale.
From October 10th – November 8th, we’re calling on you to submit photos documenting the tobacco industry’s pernicious marketing tactics in the retail environment for the chance to win some sweet CounterTobacco.org swag, bragging rights, and the satisfaction of exposing Big Tobacco’s latest scheme.
You don’t even have to go into a store to participate! We have a whole category dedicated to the tobacco advertisements that often blanket the exterior of tobacco retailers. We know many of you also have some great photos you’ve taken during store assessments or other visits to stores in the past – you can enter those, too!
The tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million every hour to market their deadly products – most of it at the point of sale. The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to this retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. And it’s happening in YOUR community. Show us how by taking a snapshot and entering the contest today!