Table 2

Sequential reduction of tobacco outlet visibility (internal and/or external) and availability after implementation of each policy measure compared with the baseline with 870 outlets of which 690 were with visibility

ChangeRemaining
N (%)Per 10 000 capitaProximity (m)N (%)Per 10 000 capitaProximity (metres (SD))
Tobacco outlet visibility*
Baseline total690 (79.3)4.9348.6 (305.1)
 Display ban supermarkets (2020)−132 (15.2 pp)−0.9+27.0558 (64.1)4.0375.6 (313.3)
 Display ban small outlets (2021)−364 (41.8 pp)−2.6+400.0194 (22.3)1.4775.6 (750.5)
 Ban on vending machines (2022)−133 (15.3 pp)−1.0+644.861 (7.0)0.41420.4 (1373.0)
Tobacco outlet availability†
Baseline total870 (100)6.2309.8 (263.5)
 Ban on vending machines (2022)−103 (11.8)−0.7+12.3767 (88.2)5.5322.1 (269.2)
 Sales ban supermarkets (2024)−271 (31.1)−1.9+68.3496 (57.0)3.6390.4 (311.3)
 Sales ban petrol stations (≤2030)−61 (7.0)−0.4+59.7435 (50.0)3.1450.1 (388.9)
 Sales ban small outlets (≤2030)−374 (43.0)−2.7+970.361 (7.0)0.41420.4 (1373.0)
  • Vending machines were, besides in hospitality venues, also located in three small outlets, two petrol stations and one tobacco specialist shop.

  • *Sales bans in supermarkets, petrol stations and small outlets were not included as these will not affect outlet visibility.

  • †Display bans were not included as these will not affect outlet availability.