The effects of community policies to reduce youth access to tobacco.

@article{Forster1998TheEO,
  title={The effects of community policies to reduce youth access to tobacco.},
  author={Jean Lois Forster and David M Murray and Mark Wolfson and Therese M Blaine and Alexander C Wagenaar and Deborah Jane Hennrikus},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 8},
  pages={1193-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study tested the hypothesis that adoption and implementation of local policies regarding youth access to tobacco can affect adolescent smoking. METHODS A randomized community trial was conducted in 14 Minnesota communities. Seven intervention communities participated in a 32-month community-organizing effort to mobilize citizens and activate the community. The goal was to change ordinances, merchant policies and practices, and enforcement practices to reduce youth access to… CONTINUE READING