Navigation Links
U of T research supports Ontario ban on cigarette displays
Date:5/22/2008

Toronto, ON. Just weeks before Ontario implements a ban on the retail display of all tobacco products, new research from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at the University of Toronto shows that consumers have been bombarded by extensive tobacco promotion at point of sale.

Places where tobacco is sold have become important environments for the tobacco industry to communicate with current, former and potential smokers through large tobacco product displays, countertop displays and signs advertising tobacco.

The research conducted by Joanna Cohen, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto and Principal Investigator with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, involved an examination of over 480 establishments including convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores in 20 Ontario cities.

The provinces upcoming ban on displaying tobacco products couldnt come sooner, says Cohen. Our research shows tobacco promotions were extensive in stores across Ontario. The vast majority of chain convenience stores had large displays of cigarettes with shelf gliders (98%), shelf liners (97%), and a top display panel (89%) colour-coded to complement various cigarette brands, and 89% had tobacco products placed within one foot of candy.

The team headed by Cohen, which also included researchers from University of Regina and University of Western Ontario, found that tobacco promotions were higher among stores close to a school, and in neighbourhoods with lower median household incomes.


'/>"/>

Contact: Christa Poole
christa.poole@utoronto.ca
University of Toronto
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. STOP Obesity Alliance Announces New Research Indicating That Employers Want to Address Obesity in the Workplace, Need More Guidance
2. 2 LA BioMed researchers named Heroes of Emergency Medicine
3. Virtual biopsy can tell whether colon polyp is benign without removal, Mayo researchers say
4. Mayo Clinic Research Shows U.S. Intensive Care Units Prevention of Pneumonia in Critically-ill Patients Generally Strong; Identifies Area of Improvement
5. Research Grant to Fund Free Surgeries for Women Suffering From Blocked Fallopian Tubes
6. Best Practice Database Adds Research on Merger Integration and Competitive Intelligence
7. Perrigo Company to Present at the Citi Investment Research Global Health Care Conference
8. A research on craving for tobacco establishes the bases for addiction control
9. Performance Metrics -- Market Research Structure and Functions
10. With age comes a sense of peace and calm, population research center study shows
11. Researchers close in on new melanoma gene
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded ... provide veterans a pathway to employment and successful careers in healthcare. On Wednesday, May ... Hallack, President and CEO of Medisend, parent organization and home of the General Myers ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... CloudLIMS, joins an elite number of companies that have ... list of 2016 by CIOReview. , In a deliberate session with the honorary industrial ... 2016 has been concluded with. The positioning is based on evaluation of CloudLIMS’ specialties ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The Global Wellness Summit ... unique integrative medical wellness offerings of Europe, a continent that pioneered the medical/wellness concept ... hear from numerous pioneers in medical wellness, including Henri Chenot, Founder of the Chenot ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The University of San ... Health Professions. She will lead a team of more than 100 full-time faculty and ... her role as dean in late August. , Baker comes to USF from the ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... BeniComp ... a significant spike in their clients' employee participation for their wellness initiatives. ... by implementing a high-deductible health plan with outcome-based deductible incentives. As a result, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on ... presentation entitled "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple sclerosis: ... by Professor Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of the ... Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark ... take place on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 to ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Cirujanos holandeses han puesto en marcha una ... compartir sus mejores prácticas por el mundo y tratar ... Europa, África, Asia y Estados ... combina la transmisión en vivo con mensajería instantánea y ... "Imagine un médico de Medicines sans Frontieres ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- ARANZ Medical  Ltd a specialist in ... been named the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year ... Bruce Davey , CEO of ARANZ Medical says, "This ... to be recognised for the work we are doing to ... 35 countries around the world from Sub-Saharan Africa through to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: