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Keeping tobacco products out of sight in shops reduces future risk of smoking in teenagers, US study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6299
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Keeping tobacco products out of sight in convenience stores significantly reduces teenagers’ susceptibility to smoking cigarettes in the future, a US study published in Tobacco Control has found.

The study, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, randomly allocated 241 adolescents aged 11-17 years to three different layouts in a life sized (1500 square feet) replica of a convenience store stocked with more than 650 products.1 The first displayed tobacco products in the typical position …

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