For Teens Tobacco Products May Be Out of Sight, Out of Mind


By Molly Clifton

If teenagers don't see tobacco products, they're less likely to buy them.

That's the conclusion from a study published in the Journal Pediatrics that included over 1,200 teenagers.

They were all invited to shop at virtual convienence store.

When tobacco products were out in the open, more than 24 percent made tobacco purchases.

When tobacco products were hidden, only nine percent made tobacco purchases.

The study authors say the results support policies that ban displaying tobacco products.


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