Tobacco Product Availability: Current Issues and Next Steps




October 2009

Type of Report

OTRU Update


This update addresses issues related to tobacco product availability within the larger context of industry marketing of tobacco; the current state of affairs with respect to tobacco availability; models of availability in other fields, specifically those used in alcohol and other drugs; issues of alternative access sources and political issues in implementation and next steps. It is based on presentations and discussions at a concurrent workshop of Tobacco Control for the 21st Century: Challenges in Research and Evaluation, a conference of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit.