Geographical information systems as a tool for monitoring tobacco industry advertising.

@article{Vardavas2009GeographicalIS,
  title={Geographical information systems as a tool for monitoring tobacco industry advertising.},
  author={Constantine Ilias Vardavas and Gregory N. Connolly and Anthony George Kafatos},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={190-6}
}
BACKGROUND Although the use of a geographical information systems (GIS) approach is usually applied to epidemiological disease outbreaks and environmental exposure mapping, it has significant potential as a tobacco control research tool in monitoring point-of-purchase (POP) tobacco advertising. DESIGN An ecological study design approach was applied so as to primarily evaluate and interpret the spatial density and intensity of POP and tobacco industry advertisements within <300 m to high… CONTINUE READING