Changes in retail tobacco promotions in a cohort of stores before, during, and after a tobacco product display ban

Am J Public Health. 2011 Oct;101(10):1879-81. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300172. Epub 2011 Aug 18.


We used a longitudinal design to investigate the impact of a government policy banning the display of tobacco products at the point of sale. The extent of tobacco promotions in 481 randomly selected stores was documented at 4 points in time (2005-2009). Tobacco promotions were greatly reduced after implementation of the display ban. A ban on the display of tobacco products and other signage and promotions at retail is a critical tobacco-control policy to reduce people's exposure to tobacco marketing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Advertising / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Advertising / statistics & numerical data*
  • Data Collection
  • Humans
  • Marketing / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Marketing / statistics & numerical data
  • Nicotiana*
  • Ontario
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence