Title

Tobacco compliance check in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Nicotine and Tobacco Research

Publication Date

2-2008

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

337

Last Page

340

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Abstract

We examined tobacco retailers’ rates of compliance to the law forbidding the sale of tobacco products to persons under 18 years of age in Hong Kong. The overall compliance rate was only 18.9%. The low compliance rate may be attributed to poor enforcement of the youth access law. Overseas experiences show that regular checking is an effective way to evaluate the compliance of tobacco retailers to restrictions on youth access to tobacco. Periodic tobacco compliance checks should be adopted in Hong Kong to exert pressure on law enforcement bodies and tobacco retailers.

DOI

10.1080/14622200701824992

Print ISSN

14622203

E-ISSN

1469994X

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Copyright © 2008 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

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Kan, M.-y., & Lau, M. (2008). Tobacco compliance check in Hong Kong. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 10(2), 337-340. doi: 10.1080/14622200701824992