Retailer compliance with tobacco control laws in New York City before and after raising the minimum legal purchase age to 21

Diana Silver, James Macinko, Margaret Giorgio, Jin Yung Bae, Geronimo Jimenez

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Objectives New York City (NYC) is the first large city to increase the legal minimum age for possessing tobacco products from 18 to 21 (Tobacco 21) and establish a minimum price law to reduce smoking rates among youth. However, retailer compliance with these regulations is unknown. Methods Youthful investigators purchased cigarettes pre and post-Tobacco 21 implementation in 92 NYC neighbourhoods. Investigators recorded whether their ID was checked, the pack's purchase price, and observed compliance with additional regulations. Multivariable OLS and Poisson regression models assess pre and post Tobacco 21 compliance with ID checks and purchase prices, controlling for retailer type, location and compliance with other laws. Results Retailer compliance with ID checks declined from 71% to 62% (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTobacco Control
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StateAccepted/In press - Nov 19 2015

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Retailer compliance with tobacco control laws in New York City before and after raising the minimum legal purchase age to 21. / Silver, Diana; Macinko, James; Giorgio, Margaret; Bae, Jin Yung; Jimenez, Geronimo.

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