New Study Shows Marked Decline in Compliance with New York City’s Tobacco Laws After Increasing Age to Purchase Tobacco Products from 18 to 21
Nov 20, 2015
Researchers with New York University (NYU) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that compliance with identification (ID) checks has significantly decreased since the law was made effective. Prior to the change in the law, 29% of retailers sampled were non-compliant. Following the change, a full 38% of retailers sampled did not ask for ID when selling cigarettes to young people. Researchers also examined new minimum price laws for cigarettes and found a similar pattern.
Research, College of Global Public Health | Press Release