Next Article in Journal
Compensation for Adolescents’ School Mental Load by Physical Activity on Weekend Days
Previous Article in Journal
Effects of Sachet Water Consumption on Exposure to Microbe-Contaminated Drinking Water: Household Survey Evidence from Ghana
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(3), 306; doi:10.3390/ijerph13030306

Global Evidence on the Association between POS Advertising Bans and Youth Smoking Participation

1
Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
2
Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
3
Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
4
American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 20 December 2015 / Revised: 17 February 2016 / Accepted: 29 February 2016 / Published: 9 March 2016
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [452 KB, uploaded 9 March 2016]   |  

Abstract

Background: Point-of-sale (POS) tobacco advertising has been linked to youth smoking susceptibility and experimental smoking. However, there is limited evidence of the association between POS advertising bans and youth smoking participation. This study aims to examine how such bans are associated with current smoking, daily smoking, and regular smoking (≥1 cigarettes per day) participation among youth. Methods: one to two waves (primarily one wave) of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey were conducted in 130 countries between 2007 and 2011. These surveys were linked to the WHO “MPOWER” data using country and year identifiers to analyze the association between POS advertising bans (a dichotomous measure of the existence of such bans) and smoking participation in the past month. Weighted logistic regressions were employed to analyze this association while controlling for age, gender, parents’ smoking status, 6 MPOWER policy scores, and GDP per capita. Results and Conclusions: We find that in countries with POS advertising bans, current smoking (OR = 0.73, p ≤ 0.1), daily smoking (OR = 0.70, p ≤ 0.1), and regular smoking (OR = 0.75, p ≤ 0.05) participation in the past month is significantly lower, suggesting that POS promotion bans can potentially reduce youth smoking. This study provides evidence to support the implementation of POS promotion regulations by the US FDA and implementation of the WHO FCTC guidelines regarding restrictions on tobacco POS promotion. View Full-Text
Keywords: point-of-sale advertising ban; experimental smoking; youth; global youth tobacco survey; MPOWER point-of-sale advertising ban; experimental smoking; youth; global youth tobacco survey; MPOWER
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Shang, C.; Huang, J.; Cheng, K.-W.; Li, Q.; Chaloupka, F.J. Global Evidence on the Association between POS Advertising Bans and Youth Smoking Participation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 306.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top