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dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Ann-
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Sarah-
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Casey-
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Maurice-
dc.contributor.authorClancy, Luke-
dc.contributor.authorHastings, Gerard-
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Richard-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-23T06:07:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/18717-
dc.description.abstractAim: To evaluate the short-term impacts of removing point-of-sale tobacco displays in Ireland, implemented in July 2009. Methods: Retailer compliance was assessed using audit surveys in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Using a monthly survey of 1000 adults carried out since 2002, changes in smoking prevalence were assessed; attitudes were measured using extra questions added for a 10-month period before and after the law. Youth responses were assessed using a cohort of 180 13-15 year olds, interviewed in June and August 2009. Results: Immediately following implementation, compliance was 97%. Support for the law increased among adults after implementation (58% Apr-Jun vs 66% Jul-Dec, p<0.001). Recall of displays decreased significantly for adults (49% to 22%; p<0.001), more so among teenagers (81% to 22%; p<0.001). There were no significant short-term changes in prevalence among youths or adults. The proportion of youths believing more than a fifth of children their age smoked decreased from 62% to 46%, p<0.001). Post-legislation, 14% of adult smokers thought the law had made it easier to quit smoking and 38% of teenagers thought it would make it easier for children not to smoke. Conclusions: Compliance was very high and the law was well supported. Recall of displays dropped significantly among adults and teenagers post-legislation and there were encouraging signs that the law helped de-normalise smoking.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group-
dc.relationMcNeill A, Lewis S, Quinn C, Mulcahy M, Clancy L, Hastings G & Edwards R (2011) Evaluation of the removal of point-of-sale tobacco displays in Ireland, Tobacco Control, 20 (2), pp. 137-143.-
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dc.titleEvaluation of the removal of point-of-sale tobacco displays in Irelanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tc.2010.038141-
dc.citation.jtitleTobacco Control-
dc.citation.issn0964-4563-
dc.citation.volume20-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage137-
dc.citation.epage143-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailgerard.hastings@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date11/2010-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Service Executive (HSE) (Republic of Ireland)-
dc.contributor.affiliationResearch Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, Ireland-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketing-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Otago-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000287573000019-
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