Surgeon General recommends tobacco retail licensing

I’m sure you’ve all heard the reports this week regarding the alarming increase in teen vaping.  Did you also see the recommendations from the Surgeon General to restrict youth access? From https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/surgeon-general-calls-all-hands-deck-fight-teen-vaping-n949301 “But cities, states and counties also need to do their part with laws and regulation, ‘including e-cigarettes in smoke-free indoor air policies, restricting young…

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Youth Coalition Opportunity

I’m passing on an opportunity for any of your partners who do awareness-raising tobacco control activities with youth. We have a relationship with a youth advocacy network in New York State called Reality Check, and they attend the Altria shareholders meeting in VA annually with their youth to communicate directly about the impact of tobacco…

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rethink vape campaign – free resources!

I was at a regional tobacco control meeting last week and had the opportunity to hear a presentation from Eastern Virginia Medial School about an anti-vaping media campaign directed at teens that they developed.  Below is a message from Dr. Kelli England Will, project lead, as well as available resources.  Please feel free to use…

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How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping [GUIDE]

How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping [GUIDE] Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a…

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Counter Tools POST Mergers

Good Morning, This is a reminder to please resolve all mergers in POST.  This will directly influence the accuracy of the list that is used to determine the coverage study rate as well as future Synar inspections.  Please reach out to Marielle (marielle@countertools.org) if you need assistance.  ALL mergers must be resolved by November 15th….

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Coverage Study

For those of you who were not at the OMNI meeting on October 2nd, we need to conduct a tobacco retailer coverage study in order to maintain our Federal funding.  This is a quick turn around as I said yesterday.  For that, I apologize.  Counter Tools will be randomly selecting two starting points for each…

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2018 Synar Results

Hi All, Here are the 2018 Synar results that I shared yesterday at the OMNI training as well as the list of stores not able to be inspected. If you have stores in your catchment area that were not able to be inspected, please confirm or correct the  information and make any updates needed directly…

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Counter Tools POST Training Registration

Below is the link to register for the POST webinar training on September 6th from 10:00am to noon.  Anyone who will be entering data into the system should plan to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions.  As always, thank you for your continued support on this project! You are invited to…

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