Table 4

Retailer responses to the enquiry about the availability of unbranded tobacco by month

 Preplain packagingImplementationPostplain packaging
Jun '12
n (%)
Sep '12
n (%)
Dec '12
n (%)
Feb '13
n (%)
Apr '13
n (%)
Jul '13
n (%)
Total eligible stores (n)164174170173171170
(a) No/don't know115 (70.1)133 (76.4)132 (77.7)147 (85.0)130 (76.0)131 (77.1)
(b) Confused with RYO29 (17.7)20 (11.5)9 (5.3)12 (6.9)27 (15.8)19 (11.2)
Total ‘negative’ responses (a+b)144 (87.8)153 (87.9)141 (82.9)159 (91.9)157 (91.8)150 (88.2)
(c) Gave vague information13 (7.9)7 (4.0)8 (4.7)3 (1.7)7 (4.1)8 (4.7)
(d) Gave specific information03 (1.7)3 (1.8)2 (1.2)1 (0.6)4 (2.4)
(e) Offered to sell chop-chop2 (1.2)01 (0.6)1 (0.6)1 (0.6)1 (0.6)
Total ‘positive’ responses (c+d+e)15 (9.2)10 (5.8)12 (7.1)6 (3.5)9 (5.3)13 (7.7)
Retailer became suspicious of fieldworker5 (3.1)11 (6.3)17 (10.0)8 (4.6)5 (2.9)7 (4.1)
  • RYO, roll-your-own.