Tobacco Licensing Resources

Happy Friday! As promised, here are a couple of resources regarding the tobacco retail licensing bill (HB2164).  The fact sheet specifically mentions the bill number, so please be careful how you use it!  The support for licensing letter, is talking about licensing in general without mentioning a specific bill so it can be used more…

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Counter Tools Refresher Training

Please join us for an upcoming series of one-hour webinars about the Point of Sale Toolkit (POST), the site accessible at https://va.countertools.org/.   You can register for the series at http://bit.ly/POSTjanuary2021 These webinars are open to current POST users in any state and are best suited for users who are starting out in POST or who would like a review on core features of the system. Webinars are…

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Data Request!

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is looking for any data that you might have on the impact of the pandemic on youth tobacco, vaping and substance use. If you have any sources – whether valid data or anecdotal information/stories from your CSB or in other locations in the country please send it directly to Marge White…

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Tobacco Retailer Licensing One Pager

Wanted to share this from our friends at VFHY!  Feel free to use it any way you see fit and share with your legislators! Tobacco retail licensing is recommended as an effective policy to reduce youth tobacco use. A study was conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason University to review policies nationwide and…

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Counter ACT Social Media files

Hi All, Some of you have asked for Counter ACT message formats to use on social media.  They are attached.  Please note that there are two different versions!  There is one for the general population and one specifically for merchants to use on their social media.  Each version has separate files for FaceBook, Twitter, and…

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Save the Date! Counter Tools POST Webinar Series

Please join us for an upcoming series of one-hour webinars about the Point of Sale Toolkit (POST)!   You can register for the series at bit.ly/POSToctober2020   These webinars are open to current POST users in any state and are best suited for users who are starting out in POST or who would like a review…

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Don’t forget! Counter Tools Opinion Needed!

Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s Counter Tools webinar looking at new possible features! We need your opinion!  See below for more information! Counter Tools has recently released two new features available in the Point of Sale Toolkit (POST). Join us for a brief demonstration of these new features on September 29 from 2-2:30 PM. After…

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Opinions Wanted on New Counter Tools Features!

Counter Tools has recently released two new features available in the Point of Sale Toolkit (POST). Join us for a brief demonstration of these new features on September 29 from 2-2:30 PM. After the demo, we’ll ask you to complete a short survey with your feedback to help VDBHDS determine if these new features should be…

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Counter Tools Healthy POS Webinar

Counter Tools’ Healthy POS Webinar Series: Securing Healthy Food Access through Targeted Programming  Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm EST   Join Counter Tools for our next quarterly webinar in our “Healthy POS Webinar Series” coming up on Tuesday, September 22nd from 2:00-3:00pm EST! Speakers: Neal Curran, Director of Food Programs at Reinvestment Partners; Sam Hoeffler,…

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Tobacco Treatment Training Opportunity

Sharing a great training opportunity from VDH.  Please share far and wide with your networks!! Do You Live or Work in Virginia? This tobacco treatment specialist training event is just for YOU!   October 19-27, 2020* *See schedule details below Sponsored by Augusta Health in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training…

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