Table 4

Percentage of tobacco industry sponsored events with non-sale distribution of tobacco products or youth participation activities, 2001–2003 and 2006–2008

200120022003200620072008
n=68n=58n=61n=40n=45n=38
Non-sale distribution of tobacco products*16.222.411.522.517.818.4
Youth participation events44.143.154.152.544.436.8
  • * Defined as free tobacco product or coupon giveaways.

  • Defined as events in which participants or competitors were under 18 years of age—for example, racing or riding contestants, mutton-busting participants, carried flags or banners.