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Office of Tobacco Control annual report 2009.


Office of Tobacco Control

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

Legislation removing point of sale advertising and display of tobacco products at retail outlets and licensed premises came into effect on 1 July, 2009. â?¢ Research carried out by the Office in the second half of 2009 demonstrated that: 98% of stores are compliant with the legislation prohibiting tobacco advertising and 97% of stores are complying with the legislation regarding the display of cigarettes for sale in-store. â?¢ Research co-funded by the Office provides evidence that children are influenced by point of sale displays. â?¢ A National Register of Tobacco Retailers for persons selling tobacco products came into effect on 1 July, 2009. â?¢ The National Tobacco Retail Audit â?" 2009 Monitoring Report showed that the percentage of retailers refusing to sell cigarettes to under 18 year olds has increased by eight points to 68%. This compares to a 60% refusal rate in 2008 and 52% in 2007. â?¢ Smoke-free workplaces continue to enjoy widespread support and compliance. â?¢ A first-ever voluntary smoke-free stadium GAA match was held as part of the Ulster GAA championship. The event was a success demonstrating strong public support for the measure.



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Suggested citation:

Office of Tobacco Control. (2010) Office of Tobacco Control annual report 2009. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st August 2019].


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