Highlights of what they found:
- 85% of stores visited sold at least one kind of flavored tobacco product
- 26% of stores visited displayed interior advertisements below 3ft, right at child eye-level
- 21% of stores visited displayed tobacco products within 12 inches of toys, candy, gum, slushy/soda, or ice cream
- Low-income neighborhoods had twice as many tobacco retailers per 1,000 residents than higher-income residents
- Stores within 1000 ft of schools displayed more exterior advertisements and offered more discounts than other stores
Store assessments can provide powerful data about what’s happening at stores in your community, which can be used to educate the public, policymakers, and youth about Big Tobacco’s deceptive marketing tactics.