Posted by: audreybenenati | January 14, 2010

Eliminating Tobacco Retailers Near Schools May Reduce Teen Smoking


Jan 11, 2010

Current research indicates that controlling or minimizing the amount of alcohol outlets in a specific area may reduce a variety of alcohol-related problems. Unfortunately few studies exist on the possible impact of controlling or reducing the number of tobacco retailers in a given area. Some research suggests that the density and proximity of tobacco retailers may influence tobacco use initiation among youth if they have easy access. The American Journal of Public Health recently published a study contributing to this body of research. A 2009 article, Density of tobacco retailers near schools: Effects on tobacco use among students, examines the relationship between the density and proximity of tobacco retailers near schools and adolescent cigarette smoking.

Read more at http://www.cadca.org/resources/detail/research-action-eliminating-tobacco-retailers-near-schools-may-reduce-teen-smoking

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