Title

The Tobacco Institute's "It's the Law" campaign: has it halted illegal sales of tobacco to children

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Date

9-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adolescent; *Adolescent Behavior; Child; *Child Behavior; Commerce; Humans; Massachusetts; Public Health; Smoking

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

A survey of tobacco retailers was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of the Tobacco Institute's "It's the Law" program, which has the goal of eliminating the illegal sale of tobacco to minors. Only 4.5% (7) of the 156 retailers surveyed were participating in the "It's the Law" program. Eighty-six percent of the retailers who were participating in the program were willing to illegally sell cigarettes to children, compared with 88% (131/149) of the retailers who were not participating.

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Citation: Am J Public Health. 1992 Sep;82(9):1271-3.

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Link to article in PubMed

Journal Title

American journal of public health

PubMed ID

1503171