Journal article

Product retrieval time in small tobacco retail outlets before and after the Australian plain packaging policy: real-world study

Melanie Wakefield, Megan Bayly, Michelle Scollo

Tobacco Control | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess change in cigarette pack retrieval time in small retail outlets following the introduction of plain packaging in Australia in 1 December 2012. METHODS: A sample of 303 milk bars, convenience stores, petrol stations and newsagents was selected in four capital cities, stratified by area socioeconomic status. In June and September (baseline months), the first 2 weeks of December 2012, and February 2013, stores were visited by trained fieldworkers who requested a cigarette pack of a pre-determined brand, variant and pack size, unobtrusively recording the time from the end of the request to when the pack was scanned or placed on the counter. RESULTS: In multivariate ..

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