Tobacco retailing: the new frontier of tobacco control?

Suzan Burton, Paul Nesbit, Aila Khan

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Successive waves of legislation have resulted in a very large decrease in the number of smokers in Australia. Yet smoking remains a massive health problem for Australia, and there is evidence that progress on quitting has stalled. With promotion of cigarettes through advertising, point of sale promotion and pack display banned, and smoking removed from enclosed public places throughout Australia, it's not obvious what additional steps can be taken to make it easier for attempting quitters to permanently quit smoking. This paper argues that restrictions on tobacco retailing may provide an effective way to reduce impulse purchases by smokers and attempting quitters, and thus improve the success of quit attempts in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian epidemiologist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Smoking--Health aspects
  • Tobacco--Law and legislation
  • Smoking--Social aspects
  • Tobacco--Marketing
  • Australia


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