Support for Tobacco Retail Display Bans in Ontario

Authors

OTRU

Date

March 2007

Type of Report

OTRU Update

 

Bans on the display of tobacco products at the point of sale are expected to result in decreased rates of smoking initiation among young people, decreased rates of smoking in the general population and fewer relapses among quitters. This update reviews progress in legislation to ban or restrict retail displays of tobacco products in Canada and elsewhere, and presents evidence of public support for the banning of retail displays in Ontario.