Retail Display Bans of Tobacco Products – 2007 Monitoring Update

Authors

OTRU

Date

July 2007

Type of Report

Monitoring Update

 

The retail environment acts as an inducement to smoking not only by virtue of the physical availability of tobacco products but also by means of visual cues that signal, support, and normalize this availability.Recognizing the danger to public health posed by such visual cues, provincial governments have enacted legislation to ban or restrict the retail display of tobacco products. This update reviews current legislation related to the display of tobacco products, in Canada and the provinces.

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