Table 1

Comparison of stores in states with comprehensive tobacco control programmes versus all other states

Stores in programme states (n=130) (%) Stores in non-programme states (n=451) (%) p Value
Gift with purchase24.611.8< 0.001
Any exterior ads38.537.70.45
 Mean number exterior ads1.260.970.13
Any interior ads58.556.10.35
 Mean number interior ads1.91.600.14
Advertising restrictions95.436.6< 0.001
Store type
 Convenience store49.252.80.27
 Gas (petrol) station11.514.00.29
  • Programme states: Arizona (9 stores), California (115 stores), and Massachusetts (9 stores).

  • Non-programme states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.