|Titre :||Increasing the age for the legal purchase of tobacco in England: impacts on socio-economic disparities in youth smoking (2011)|
|Auteurs :||C. MILLETT ; J. T. LEE ; D. C. GIBBONS ; S. A. GLANTZ|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Thorax (Vol.66, n°10, October 2011)|
|Article en page(s) :||862-865|
|Discipline :||LOI (Loi et son application / Law enforcement)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEAGE MINIMUM LEGAL ; TABAC ; ACHAT ; ADOLESCENT ; LEGISLATION ; REDUCTION DE CONSOMMATION ; CATEGORIE SOCIO-PROFESSIONNELLE ; ENQUETE ; CIGARETTE
Thésaurus GéographiqueANGLETERRE ; ROYAUME-UNI
BACKGROUND: The minimum age for the legal purchase of tobacco increased from 16 to 18 years in England, Scotland and Wales on 1 October 2007. The authors examined the impact of this legislation on disparities in smoking behaviour and access to cigarettes among youth in England.
METHODS: A multivariate logistic regression analysis was carried out adjusting for secular trends in regular smoking using data from the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Survey, a national survey of 11-15 year olds. The primary outcome measure was regular smoking and the predictor variables were the law increasing the minimum age for purchase and eligibility for free school meals (FSM).
RESULTS: Increasing the minimum age for purchase was associated with a significant reduction in regular smoking among youth (adjusted OR 0.67; 95% CI 0.55 to 0.81, p=0.0005). This effect was not significantly different in pupils eligible for FSM compared with those that were not (adjusted OR 1.29; 95% CI 0.95 to 1.76, p=0.10 for interaction term). The percentage of pupils who stated that they found it difficult to buy cigarettes from a shop did not increase in those eligible for FSM (25.2% to 33.3%; p=0.21) but did increase significantly in others (21.2% to 36.9%; p CONCLUSIONS: Increasing the age for the legal purchase of tobacco was associated with reduced regular smoking among youth in England and appeared to have a similar impact in different socio-economic groups.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Refs biblio. :||20|
|Affiliation :||Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK|