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Counter Tobacco Announces Photo Contest Winners!

See CounterTobacco.org for hard-hitting images of tobacco industry tactics at the point of sale.
Grand prize and selected category winners. Photo credits: Sue Casanova, Nicole Sutton, and Masako Shigeta.

Counter Tobacco's first-ever photo contest a great success

Out of 72 image submissions, winners have been chosen in 5 categories of tobacco industry activities at the point of sale:
  1. Map or Infographic
  2. Stores Near Schools
  3. Greatest Youth Appeal
  4. Funniest/Most Ironic
  5. Product or Advertisement Near Candy
The image above includes our Grand Prize Winner, Sue Casanova from New York, for her images of teddy bears displayed in front of Marlboro cigarettes, Funniest/Most Ironic Category Winner, Nicole Sutton from Hawaii, for exterior advertisements of tobacco and soft drinks, and Stores Near Schools Category Winner, Masako Shigeta from Japan, for an image of schoolgirls in front of a large cigarette vending machine.
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Photo contest shows tobacco promotional strategies at point of sale, including appeal to youth

The photos we recieved offer eye-opening exposure of tobacco industry marketing and promotional strategies at the point of sale. In particular, putting tobacco products next to advertisements for soft drinks, ice cream, popular children's movies, candy, and snacks are all tactics that can make tobacco more appealing to youth. We also saw innovative maps and infographics of stores that sell tobacco, and funny or ironic combinations of tobacco advertisements next to those for other products.

See a complete list of winners and images here, and even more photos in our updated image gallery, where you can rate your favorites!

With the tobacco industry wielding its influence and dollars at the point of sale, policy change at the federal, state, and local levels are critical. Learn how your organization can support such change and explore policy solutions on CounterTobacco.org.
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