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Four recent studies, two with particularly strong methodology, have assessed post-implementation support for tobacco display bans.1–4 The first found generally high support but no difference between Canadian smokers who lived in provinces that had or had not implemented a ban.1 In Norway, public support remained the same 1 year post-implementation as before the ban (29–32% of daily and 49–58% of occasional smokers).3 Our study assessed the immediate and long-term changes in support among smokers and recent quitters in New Zealand following implementation of a display ban on 28 July 2012. We assessed support for this ban immediately before (May–July 2012—Time 1), immediately after (August–October 2012—Time 2) and 1 year after the ban (July–September 2013—Time 3).
The New Zealand Smoking Monitor is a fortnightly telephone-based survey (n=120), and recruits respondents from an omnibus that has a representative adult sample. Respondents are maintained on a panel and interviewed up to six times. Those who drop out from the sample either …
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