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Stead, Lindsay F and Lancaster, Tim [The Cochrane Library] . (2005) Interventions for preventing tobacco sales to minors. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) Art. No.: CD001497. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001497.pub2


The review assesses the effects of interventions to reduce underage access to tobacco by deterring shopkeepers from making illegal sales.

Interventions with retailers can lead to large decreases in the number of outlets selling tobacco to youths. However, few of the communities studied in this review achieved sustained levels of high compliance. This may explain why there is limited evidence for an effect of intervention on youth perception of ease of access to tobacco, and on smoking behaviour.

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