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