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Closing the doors on tobacco promotion: An assessment of small retailer preparations for tobacco point of sale display removal and longer-term tobacco disinvestment

Authors/ source/ publisher
Cancer Research UK
Date added to library 11 March 2015
Year published
2015
Country where item was produced
UK
Abstract
Exposure to tobacco Point of Sale (PoS) displays increases tobacco cravings and impulse tobacco purchases among adult smokers, as well as undermining quit attempts among those wishing to stop smoking by increasing cravings and urges to smoke.  Studies also show that children who are exposed to tobacco point of sale displays are more likely to initiate smoking. Accordingly in England, tobacco PoS displays were removed in large shops in 2012 and are due for removal in small shops by 6th April 2015. This study assessed retailer preparations for the removal of PoS displays in small shops.