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  1. Fulltext. Evaluation of an enforcement program to reduce tobacco sales to minors.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study evaluated an active enforcement program to increase retailers'compliance with the law prohibiting tobacco sales to minors.

    Methods

    Tobacco sales to minors were monitored in 319 outlets in 6 pairs of communities in Erie County, New York.

    One community in each pair was randomly assigned to an enforcement intervention.

    Results

    Retailers'compliance with the law increased from 35% in 1994 to 73% in 1995.

    However, the change in compliance rates was roughly the same for stores in the enforcement and nonenforcement communities.

    Conclusions

    Active compliance checking of retail outlets as a strategy to reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors may only be necessary insofar as it contributes to an increase in retailers'perception that the threat of enforcement in real.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Vente, Tabac, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Evaluation, Adolescent, Homme, Mineur, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Sales, Tobacco, Sanitary program, Prevention, Evaluation, Adolescent, Human, Minor, New York, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0288674

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 27/11/1998.