Point of sale tobacco displays and smoking among 14–15 year olds in New Zealand: a cross-sectional study

Paynter, J., Edwards, R., Schluter, Philip J. and McDuff, I. (2009) Point of sale tobacco displays and smoking among 14–15 year olds in New Zealand: a cross-sectional study. Tobacco Control, 18 4: 268-274. doi:10.1136/tc.2008.027482


Author Paynter, J.
Edwards, R.
Schluter, Philip J.
McDuff, I.
Title Point of sale tobacco displays and smoking among 14–15 year olds in New Zealand: a cross-sectional study
Journal name Tobacco Control   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-4563
Publication date 2009-08-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/tc.2008.027482
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 268
End page 274
Total pages 7
Editor Ruth Malone
Place of publication London, England
Publisher BMJ Group
Language eng
Subject C1
111706 Epidemiology
111712 Health Promotion
920501 Child Health
920414 Substance Abuse
321216 Health Promotion
Formatted abstract
Objective: To examine the association between exposure to tobacco displays at the point of sale and teenage smoking and susceptibility to the uptake of smoking.

Design: The sample comprised a national cross-section of 14–15 year olds with two measures of exposure to tobacco displays at the point of sale and three outcome measures. The outcome measures were susceptibility to
smoking initiation, experimenting with smoking or current smoking.

Results: Compared with visiting stores less often than weekly, a greater frequency of store visits was related to increased odds of being susceptible to smoking (daily visits, adjusted OR 1.8, 95% CI 1.6 to 2.2) and experimenting with smoking (daily visits, adjusted OR 2.7, 95% CI 2.4 to 3.1). The likelihood of being a current smoker increased with a greater frequency of store visits among students of medium and high socioeconomic
status, but not among those of low socioeconomic status.

Conclusion: Although these findings are cross-sectional in nature, they are consistent with the notion that greater exposure to tobacco displays at the point of sale increases youth smoking, and suggest display bans are
needed.
Keyword tobacco
smoking
teenage smoking
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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