Reducing minors' access to tobacco: Eight years' experience in Hawaii

Glanz, Karen, Jarrette, Amos D., Wilson, Elaine A., O'Riordan, David L. and Arriola, Kimberly R. Jacob (2007) Reducing minors' access to tobacco: Eight years' experience in Hawaii. Preventive Medicine, 44 1: 55-58. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2006.08.021

Author Glanz, Karen
Jarrette, Amos D.
Wilson, Elaine A.
O'Riordan, David L.
Arriola, Kimberly R. Jacob
Title Reducing minors' access to tobacco: Eight years' experience in Hawaii
Journal name Preventive Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-7435
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2006.08.021
Open Access Status
Volume 44
Issue 1
Start page 55
End page 58
Total pages 4
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract
      Objective. This paper reports the findings of annual Synar inspections to assess compliance with federal and state legislation to imit minors' previous termaccess to tobacconext term products in Hawaii. We also report on factors associated with selling previous termtobacconext term to minors for the most recent year of inspections (2003).
     Methods. Annual, random, unannounced inspections were conducted by minors (ages 14–17 years) over an 8-year period (1996–2003). Stores were randomly selected from a list of stores that sell previous termtobacconext term products in Hawaii.
     Results. There was a significant decrease in the percent of successful purchases made over the period from 1996 (44.5%) to 2003 (6.2%). Based on multivariate analyses, only two variables were associated with whether a successful purchase was made in 2003: whether the minor's identification or age was requested.       
Findings suggest that surveillance, education, and enforcement efforts in Hawaii have been successful at making substantial reductions in noncompliance rates. Even with the current low rate of sales to minors, failing to request the minor's identification or age was associated with making a successful purchase, while characteristics of the minor and retail environment were not.
Keyword Adolescence
Cigarette use
Tobacco sales
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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