The role of remote community stores in reducing the harm resulting from tobacco to aboriginal people

Ivers, Rowena G., Castro, Anthony, Parfitt, David, Bailie, Ross S., Richmond, Robyn L., and D'Abbs, Peter H. (2006) The role of remote community stores in reducing the harm resulting from tobacco to aboriginal people. Drug and Alcohol Review, 25 (3). pp. 195-199.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the potential for reducing the harm resulting from tobacco use through health promotion programmes run in community stores in remote Aboriginal communities. The Tobacco Project utilised data from 111 stakeholder interviews (72 at baseline and 71 at follow-up after 12 months) assessing presence of sales to minors, tobacco advertising, labelling and pricing. It also involved the assessment of observational data from community stores and comments obtained from 29 tobacco vendors derived from community surveys. Sales of tobacco to minors were not reported in community stores and all stores complied with requirements to display the legislated signage. However, tobacco was accessible to minors through a vending machine and through independent vendors. Only one store displayed tobacco advertising; all stores had displayed anti-tobacco health promotion posters or pamphlets. Pricing policies in two stores may have meant that food items effectively subsidised the cost of tobacco. All stores had unofficial no-smoking policies in accessible parts of the store. Remote community stores complied with existing legislation, aside from allowing access of minors to vending machines. There may still be potential for proactive tobacco education campaigns run through community stores and for a trial assessing the effect of changes in tobacco prices on tobacco consumption. [Ivers RG, Castro A, Parfitt D, Bailie RS, Richmond RL, d'Abbs PH. The role of remote community stores in reducing the harm resulting from tobacco to Aboriginal people. Drug Alcohol Rev 2006;25:195 -199].

Item ID: 3828
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Aboriginal; cessation; indigenous; tobacco
ISSN: 1465-3362
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 03:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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