Counter Tools hosted a webinar on April 14, 2022 with special guests from Indiana and ChangeLab Solutions.

With the introduction of new preemption bills during the pandemic and existing preempted states, tobacco point-of-sale related preemption presents a challenge to policy action and local control. This webinar equipped attendees with information on the basis of preemption using a legal perspective, provided ways of how to respond to preemption, and gave examples of fighting back such as with local-level community engagement.

The speakers for this webinar also talked about how preemption operates using the newly-released Tobacco POS Preemption Playbook and gave insights from a state and local level of ways to navigate it. If you are interested in learning more about preemption from a tobacco point-of-sale perspective and want to hear from a preempted state, you can view the recording below.


  • Sara Bartel, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Nancy Cripe, Director/Coalition Coordinator, Tobacco Free Allen County (Indiana)
  • Brandy Paul, Tobacco Epidemiologist, Indiana Department of Health – Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission (IDOH-TPC)

Download the slides here and view the recording below: