Synthesis of scientific and practice-based knowledge on the impact of reducing the number of points of sale and restrictions on tobacco product displays
Several tobacco control measures are in place that aim to reduce the availability, accessibility and/or visibility of tobacco products at points of sale (POS). In response to a debate in the Dutch Parliament in October 2013, the Secretary of State for Health, Welfare and Sport agreed to review evidence on the impact of two of these measures, i.e., reducing the number of points of sale and restricting the display of tobacco products at points of sale. Special attention should be paid to tobacco vending machines. These data aim to support and facilitate a balanced discussion of different policy alternatives. This report synthesises data from a systematic review of research findings and information from grey literature and experts in a number of European countries to obtain a picture of the impact of the two measures.