NASADAD Synar Overview Document

From NASADAD: We are pleased to announce the release of a new resource, “An Overview of the Synar Provision: History, Impact of Tobacco 21 Legislation, and Recommendations.” Since passage of the federal tobacco 21 law in December 2019, we have received many questions related to the law’s impact on Synar. This document offers background on…

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Counter Tools Webinar Recording and Infographic links

Thank you to those who were able to attend our webinar on Tuesday. The recording and slides are now available in your VA POST resources Dropbox folder. You can access the personalized infographic PDFs for every CSB here: bit.ly/VAPOSTinfographics. If you are unable to access Dropbox or you are interested in a different file format, you can reach…

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REMINDER! Counter Tools webinar!

Counter Tools is excited to launch new personalized infographics based on your assessment data collected using the Point of Sale Toolkit (POST). Learn more about these infographics and see a demonstration of two brand new POST features on February 16th at 1:30 PM. We will also use breakout rooms to practice communicating why tobacco point-of-sale…

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Vaping Prevention Resource

Good Morning, Truth Initiative sent this out so I thought I’d pass it along.  Please feel free to share with your community stakeholders.   https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/what-we-do/us/statereport/virginia   Have a great weekend! Colleen

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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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