Tobacco Display Bans: A Global Failure

7 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2011

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Patrick Basham

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John Luik

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Abstract

This paper examines the effects of tobacco display bans in four countries: Canada, Iceland, Thailand and Ireland. The empirical evidence suggests that the bans have not been effective at reducing the incidence of smoking. They have, however, succeeded in severely damaging the revenues of the independent retail sector and bolstering the illicit market in tobacco.

Keywords: Display bans, illicit markets, small shops, smoking, tobacco

Suggested Citation

Basham, Patrick and Luik, John, Tobacco Display Bans: A Global Failure. Economic Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 96-102, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1781545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2010.02057.x

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