Retail Display of Tobacco Products – 2010 Monitoring Update

Authors

OTRU

Date

April 2010

Type of Report

Monitoring Update

 

Retail display refers to the visible presence of tobacco products and accessories at the point of sale. The tobacco industry uses powerwalls, countertop displays, signage and product accessories like brand-name lighters to communicate with customers. The impact of retail displays is similar to that of conventional advertising. This update reviews retail display bans and restrictions in Canadian provinces and territories, and notes that bans and various restrictions on the retail display of tobacco products are in effect in other international jurisdictions.

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