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dc.contributor.authorPearce, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorCherrie, Mark
dc.contributor.authorBest, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorEadie, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorStead, Martine
dc.contributor.authorAmos, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Dorothy
dc.contributor.authorOzakinci, Gozde
dc.contributor.authorMacGregor, Andy
dc.contributor.authorHaw, Sally
dc.identifier.citationPearce , J , Cherrie , M , Best , C , Eadie , D , Stead , M , Amos , A , Currie , D , Ozakinci , G , MacGregor , A & Haw , S 2019 , ' How has the introduction of point-of-sale legislation affected the presence and visibility of tobacco retailing in Scotland? A longitudinal study ' , Tobacco Control , vol. Early .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 256914941
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: df1d0aa5-fc4b-4ab7-a9c9-902f901a8e70
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5869-3274/work/53548930
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85060804099
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7321-9394/work/60196012
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000519964400014
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by NIHR, grant number 10/3000/07.en
dc.description.abstractBackground Reducing the local availability of tobacco is identified as the ‘next frontier’ in tobacco control. This paper examines the roles of tobacco retail outlet density and tobacco visibility in changing exposure to tobacco retailing before and after the introduction of point-of-sale (POS) legislation in Scotland. Methods National tobacco retailer register data were analysed to examine time trends in tobacco retailer density (2012–2017). Results were stratified by local authority, neighbourhood deprivation and urbanity. Next, an annual retail audit using a POS tobacco visibility tool assessed changes in total product visibility in all retail outlets in four study communities between 2013 and 2017. A longitudinal survey (2013–2017) of 5527 adolescents aged 12–17 in the four study communities enabled the calculation of residential and journey-to-school measures of tobacco retailer exposure. Trends were stratified by deprivation, urbanity and socioeconomic status. Results Retail provision of tobacco declined following the introduction of the POS legislation in 2013. However, there were strong geographic differences; nationally, one-fifth of local authorities have increased provision since 2015. In the four study communities, tobacco retail provision was generally stable over the study period. Although product visibility of tobacco products reduced for adolescents there was growing socioeconomic disparity in the density of tobacco retailers and the visibility of tobacco storage. Conclusions The POS ban reduced exposure to tobacco products in communities across Scotland. However, tobacco products remain widely available, and there is growing socioeconomic disparity in the availability and visibility of tobacco.
dc.relation.ispartofTobacco Controlen
dc.rights© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.en
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.titleHow has the introduction of point-of-sale legislation affected the presence and visibility of tobacco retailing in Scotland? A longitudinal studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Child and Adolescent Health Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Health Psychologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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