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Availability, price and promotions for cigarettes and non-cigarette tobacco products: an observational comparison of US Air Force bases with nearby tobacco retailers, 2016
  1. Amanda Y Kong1,
  2. Shelley D Golden1,
  3. Allison E Myers1,2,
  4. Melissa A Little3,4,
  5. Robert Klesges3,
  6. Wayne Talcott3,4,
  7. Sara M Vandegrift1,5,
  8. Daniel G Cassidy4,
  9. Kurt M Ribisl1,5
  1. 1 Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2 Counter Tools, Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
  3. 3 Center for Addiction and Prevention Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  4. 4 Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  5. 5 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Amanda Y Kong, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA; akong2{at}live.unc.edu

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  • Contributors SDG, AEM, MAL and KMR contributed to study concept and design. AYK and SV contributed to data acquisition. AYK conducted data analysis and undertook statistical analysis, and all authors contributed to interpretation of the data. AYK and SDG drafted the manuscript, and all authors critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content.

  • Funding Funding for this study was provided by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA037273), and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center provided internal funds to KMR to support data collection. The funders had no involvement in the study design, collection, analysis, writing or interpretation.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the official views or policy of Department of Defense or its components.

  • Competing interests AEM and KMR have a royalty interest in a store mapping and audit system owned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the store audit system was used in this study. KMR serves as an expert consultant in litigation against tobacco companies.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SDG, AEM, MAL and KMR contributed to study concept and design. AYK and SV contributed to data acquisition. AYK conducted data analysis and undertook statistical analysis, and all authors contributed to interpretation of the data. AYK and SDG drafted the manuscript, and all authors critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content.

  • Funding Funding for this study was provided by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA037273), and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center provided internal funds to KMR to support data collection. The funders had no involvement in the study design, collection, analysis, writing or interpretation.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the official views or policy of Department of Defense or its components.

  • Competing interests AEM and KMR have a royalty interest in a store mapping and audit system owned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the store audit system was used in this study. KMR serves as an expert consultant in litigation against tobacco companies.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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