Counter Tools Refresher Webinar

Please join Counter Tools staff on September 24th at 11:00 AM for a refresher on how to conduct observational assessments in tobacco retailer outlets using the Virginia Store Audit Form. This one-hour webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Virginia Store Audit Form, how to access it, tips for using the form successfully,…

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Tobacco 21 FAQs

July 1 is right around the corner which means the legal age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products increases to 21.  I’m sure you’ll be asked questions, if you haven’t already.  DBHDS created two FAQs for distribution.  One is specifically for retailers (landscape one) and the other is for the general population (portrait one).  Feel…

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URGENT! Counter ACT Materials

URGENT!  URGENT!  URGENT! Please immediately STOP distributing all Counter ACT materials!  We are six weeks away from the law change and distributing materials that say 18 (instead of 21) is only confusing retailers.  If you are trying to get ahead, feel free to conduct the assessments and let them know that you will be back…

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Agreements of Voluntary Compliance Snapshots

I wanted to pass along a great resource from the 2019 Tobacco Policy and Responsible Retailing Conference I attended last week.  This was graciously shared by Pennsylvania.  If you remember way back, I provided everyone with breakdown of the Agreement of Voluntary Compliance (AVCs).  Pennsylvania developed snapshots for each company that has signed on.  I…

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Finding Your Story with Data Webinar

On Wednesday May 22nd from 11am-12pm, join us for a webinar called Finding Your Story with Data in Virginia POST.   This webinar, hosted by Counter Tools, will focus on data in Virginia’s Point of Sale Toolkit (va.countertools.org) and how to use it to review trends, visualize your local efforts, and understand your retailer landscapes. This…

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Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

Good Afternoon! I wanted to share an online toolkit from Stanford Medicine.  It is free and addresses traditional tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes and hookah.  This is a great resource to share with your school partners! http://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html

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Tobacco 21 and Juul resources from CADCA

Here are a couple of resources that CADCA just put out addressing Tobacoo 21 and Juul.  Feel free to use them as you see fit!  Here is a link, but I’ve also attached them:  https://www.cadca.org/news/whats-trending They work best on 11×17 paper but can be resized.  Just select the paper size you want and select “fit…

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Vaping Resource for Parents and Teachers

Hi All, We’ve been asked by many for resources regarding JUULing and e-cigarettes that would be appropriate for parents and teachers.  The CDC has a great resource  (https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/factsheet/pdfs/e-cigarettes-usb-flash-p.pdf) that addresses the need. We will be printing copies of the above resource to have available to those who are interested.  The electronic version is also available. …

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Youth Engagement Training UPDATE!

Hi All, As you know we will be hosting FREE youth engagement trainings at the end of April! Here is a description: 25 TOOLS IN 1/2 A DAY: Hands On Prevention and Interactive Tools To Raise Your Youth Engagement Game Get ready for a LIGHTNING round of proven tools and strategies to raise your youth…

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Youth Engagement Training Registration

Registration is now open for the FREE youth engagement trainings!  Please send two people to represent your CSB/Coalition.  If you have more than 2 people interested in attending, please contact Colleen Hughes at colleen.hughes@dbhds.virginia.gov. Training locations are as follows: April 23rd – Hampton Newport News CSB, 300 Medical Drive, Hampton April 24th – Rappahannock United…

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