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Support for the Regulation of Point-of-Sale Tobacco Advertising and Displays by Smoking Status
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob 2023; 14(4): 130-141
Published online December 30, 2023
© 2023 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Yoonjoo Choi1쐻, Hyo-Seon Kim1쐻, Jin-Kyoung Oh2, Byungmi Kim1*

1Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Center, Goyang, 2Department of Cancer Control and Population Health, National Cancer Center Graduate School, Goyang, Korea
Correspondence to: *源蹂묐
援由쎌븫꽱꽣 븫삁諛⑹궗뾽遺

怨듬룞 젣1옄.
Received November 10, 2023; Revised December 20, 2023; Accepted December 21, 2023.
This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, dis-tribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Background: This study aimed to examine responses to tobacco advertisements and displays in retail stores among Korean adults. The study also identified the relationship between tobacco advertisements and support for strong tobacco control policies according to smoking status.
Methods: An online survey was conducted through a structured questionnaire in Korea, and 6,352 adult men and women aged 20-69 years were included in this study. Cross-tabulation and logistic regression analysis were used to analyze differences in exposure to tobacco advertisements and tobacco product displays, and support for regulatory policies according to smoking status.
Results: Smokers felt curious about tobacco after being exposed to tobacco advertisements and displays in retail stores. Female smokers were particularly sensitive to tobacco advertisements. In addition, 竊60% of smokers agreed with supporting the policy of regulating tobacco advertising, and 竊50% agreed with the implementation of stronger tobacco control measures such as sales bans.
Conclusion: These findings are consistent with those of a previous study suggesting that tobacco advertising in retail stores influences smokers’ curiosity about new products and impulse purchases, thus preventing them from quitting. Additionally, smokers highly support regulation of tobacco advertising and enforcing strong tobacco regulations, suggesting that efforts to strengthen regulations are necessary for public health.
Keywords : Tobacco control policy; Point-of-sale; Tobacco advertising; Tobacco displays
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