Table 1

Boston demographics and prepost change after the enactment of a flavoured tobacco product restriction

Demographic measures
Boston demographics†
Total population (N)650 281
Number of designated neighbourhoods (N)23
Non-white (%)54.5
Median income (US$)55 777
Independent retailers (%)81.3
Tobacco retail density1.40
Stores selling flavoured products at baseline‡ (%)88.6
Complete case retailers353
Prepost change (complete case retailers)‡
 % stores selling flavoured tobacco products100.014.4*
 Average number of flavoured products sold19.50.39*
 % of stores with flavoured product advertisements58.928.0*
  • *P<0.05.

  • †Demographic data from the 2011–2015 American Community Survey (ACS) Estimates.

  • ‡All stores who were surveyed at baseline (N=488).

  • §Prepost change is assessed only among complete case retailers who were surveyed at both baseline and follow-up periods (N=353).