Tobacco outlet density and social disadvantage in New South Wales, Australia

James Kite, Chris Rissel, Mark Greenaway, Kelly Willliams

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There is evidence to suggest a possible association between ease of access to tobacco and uptake of smoking,1 ,2 and the likelihood of cessation.3 A recent analysis of tobacco outlet density (TOD) in the USA found that TOD was higher in areas where a higher proportion of Hispanics and African–Americans live, and in areas where a higher proportion of families live in poverty.4 The authors concluded that higher TOD may contribute to disparities in smoking prevalence. This sort of evidence has led to proposals that control of TOD be considered in tobacco control efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-182
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • tobacco outlet density
  • tobacco policy
  • smoking prevalence
  • New South Wales


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