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Why California retailers stop selling tobacco products, and what their customers and employees think about it when they do: case studies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Why California retailers stop selling tobacco products, and what their customers and employees think about it when they do: case studies
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-848
Pubmed ID
Authors

Patricia A McDaniel, Ruth E Malone

Abstract

In California, some 40,000 retailers sell tobacco products. Tobacco's ubiquitousness in retail settings normalizes use and cues smoking urges among former smokers and those attempting cessation. Thus, limiting the number of retailers is regarded as key to ending the tobacco epidemic. In the past decade, independent pharmacies and local grocery chains in California and elsewhere have voluntarily abandoned tobacco sales. No previous studies have examined the reasons for this emerging phenomenon. We sought to learn what motivated retailers to discontinue tobacco sales and what employees and customers thought about their decision.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Unknown 45 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 21%
Student > Master 9 19%
Other 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Other 12 25%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 11 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 21%
Psychology 5 10%
Unspecified 2 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 12 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 February 2014.
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#976,231
of 14,239,448 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,068
of 9,816 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,808
of 110,745 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#48
of 636 outputs
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