Asking age and identification may decrease minors' access to tobacco.

  title={Asking age and identification may decrease minors' access to tobacco.},
  author={Hope Landrine and Elizabeth A. Klonoff and Rafael Alcaraz},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={25 3},
BACKGROUND Many merchant education programs entail efforts to increase cashiers' requests for minors' age and/or identification (proving themselves old enough to purchase cigarettes) as a means of decreasing minors' access to tobacco. However, whether such questions are actually associated with decreased sales to minors has never been investigated. We present the first investigation of the role of such questions in sales of tobacco to minors. METHODS Thirty-six minors, representing equal… CONTINUE READING

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