Impact and perceptions of tobacco tax increase in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

@article{Thomas2013ImpactAP,
  title={Impact and perceptions of tobacco tax increase in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.},
  author={David P Thomas and Megan M Ferguson and Vanessa Johnston and Julie Brimblecombe},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={1099-106}
}
INTRODUCTION We sought to assess the impact of a 25% tax excise rise on tobacco sales in Aboriginal communities in remote Australia and to explore local perceptions about tobacco tax rises and their impact. METHODS Tobacco sales data were collected from 18 stores in small remote Aboriginal communities from October 2009 to December 2010. Sales in the 7 months before and after the tax increase were compared. Interviews were conducted with 54 informants in 6 communities. RESULTS There was a… CONTINUE READING

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