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Global sale of tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems in community pharmacies
  1. Karen Suchanek Hudmon1,2,
  2. Nervana Elkhadragy1,
  3. Zuzana Kusynová3,
  4. Luc Besançon3,
  5. Tina Penick Brock2,
  6. Robin L Corelli2
  1. 1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis, USA
  2. 2 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, USA
  3. 3 International Pharmaceutical Federation, The Hague, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karen Suchanek Hudmon, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis, IN, USA; khudmon{at}purdue.edu

Abstract

Objective To estimate the proportion of countries/territories that allow sales of tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in community pharmacies.

Methods International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) member organisations were contacted by email and asked to respond to a two-item survey assessing whether their country/territory allowed sales of (a) tobacco products and (b) ENDS in community pharmacies.

Results Of 95 countries/territories contacted, responses were received from 60 (63.2%). Seven countries (11.7%) reported that tobacco products were sold in community pharmacies, and 11 countries (18.3%) reported that ENDS were sold in community pharmacies.

Conclusions Among the FIP member organisations, there are few countries that allow the sale of tobacco products and ENDS in community pharmacies, with ENDS being more likely than tobacco products to be sold.

  • tobacco sales
  • pharmacies
  • electronic nicotine delivery systems
  • e-cigarettes
  • global

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