A report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Counter Tobacco and the American Heart Association was released on March 5, 2012 detailing how tobacco companies have enlisted convenience stores as their most important partners in marketing tobacco products to kids.
Key Findings of the Report:
Convenience stores and other retail outlets have become by far the dominant channel for marketing tobacco products in the United States.
Point-of-sale marketing is very effective at reaching kids and influencing them to smoke.
Tobacco companies, inhibited by their own negative reputations, have enlisted convenience stores as front groups to oppose tobacco tax increases and other policies to reduce tobacco use.
For more information and to access the full report, please visit Tobacco Free Kids.