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Self-Service Tobacco Displays - Some Facts

In support of local bans.
(With specifics regarding Multnomah County, Oregon)

Tobacco hooks them now and kills them later.

Self-Service Tobacco Displays are a common problem in Multnomah County.

(All of the above information comes from the 1998 Multnomah County Retailer Surveys. 9 )
 

Removing Self-Service Tobacco Displays cuts both illegal sales and thefts.

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Sources:

1.  Oregon Health Division, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Tobacco Facts, April 1999.

2.  Oregon Health Division, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Tobacco Facts, April 1999.

3.  C Crump, L Packer, J Gfroerer. Incidence of Initiation of Cigarette Smoking — United States, 1965–1996. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. October 9, 1998;47(39). 837-8. http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00055070.htm

4.  The Toll of Tobacco in Oregon. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. http://tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/TobaccoToll.php3?StateID=OR

5.  Kenneth E Warner, Thomas A Hodgson, Caitlin E Carroll. Medical costs of smoking in the United States: estimates, their validity, and their implications. Tobacco Control 1999;8:290-300 (Autumn)
contact: Dr. Kenneth Warner, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 109 South Observatory, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029, USA; kwarner@umich.edu

6. This calculation is based on 1996 statistics. Oregon Health Division, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Tobacco Facts, April 1999.

7.  http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/issue.htm

8.  Oregon Health Division, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Tobacco Facts, April 1999. In 1996, tobacco killed 6,668 Oregonians.

9.  1998 Multnomah County Retailer Survey information is available from Tami Hart-Johnson, (503) 731-4434.

10.  Oregon Health Division, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Tobacco Facts, April 1999.

11.  1997 National Retail Theft Trends Report

12.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Executive Summary: The Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents. August 1996. http://www.fda.gov/opacom/campaigns/tobacco/execrule.html



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