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Protocol - Tobacco Industry and Retailer Public Relations

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This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

California’s Statewide Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey (YTPS) is an 11-item instrument developed to assess retailer compliance with signage policies related to tobacco sales to minors and tobacco industry public relations signage in the retail sector. The survey collects information about the minor’s purchase attempt and observations of the purchaser during the purchase attempt. For the purpose of this measure, items within the "Observations" section of the YTPS are used; these relate to the presence, type, and location of signs stating that tobacco sales to minors are unlawful.

Protocol:

Location of signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful (check all that apply):

FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL SIGNS

Checkout counter

Tobacco display site

Doors/windows

Other (specify)

 
 

Other (specify)

_____________

TOBACCO INDUSTRY SIGNS

Checkout counter

Tobacco display site

Doors/ windows

Other (specify)

If You Ask/ We Ask

It’s the Law

We CARD

Support the Law: It Works

Help stop underage smoking: Don’t Buy Cigarettes for Kids

Other (specify) _____________

Personnel and Training Required

None.

Equipment Needs

None.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, All Ages, Pregnancy

Specific Instructions:

The Working Group recommends the following:

  • To capture more comprehensively the retail sector environment related to tobacco industry marketing, this measure be used in conjunction with the Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings measure.
  • Investigators include any federal, state, and local signs related to unlawful sales to minors that are associated with the specific data collection area. This data should be captured within the "Federal, State, and Local Signs" section of the survey.
  • Investigators should capture data related to the Food and Drug Administration’s Break the Chain of Tobacco Addiction campaign within the "Federal, State and Local Signs" section of the survey.

Investigators should include the Reynolds American warnings about the unlawful purchase of e-cigarettes by minors that are now found on VUSE e-cigarette signage. This data should be captured within the "Tobacco Industry Signs" section of the survey.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

June 24, 2015

Definition

A survey instrument used in retail settings to assess the extent and placement of government-mandated signage and tobacco industry public relations signage related to prohibiting tobacco sales to minors.

Purpose

This measure can be used to assess retailer compliance with signage policies related to tobacco sales to minors, and to assess tobacco industry public relations signage in the retail sector.

Selection Rationale

Item number 8 of the 2014 Statewide Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey (YTPS) was selected because it captures the presence and location of public relations signage, as well as local, state and federal signage related to tobacco purchases by minors. The survey is also easily completed by adults or minors, and it includes blank sections that allow for new types of signage to be recorded.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Tobacco Signage Display Compliance Assessment Text4884798CDE Browser

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program. (2014). Statewide Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey 2014. Sacramento, CA: Author. Section II, Observations, Item 8.

General References

Apollonio, D. E., & Malone, R. E. (2010). The We Card program: Tobacco industry "youth smoking prevention" as industry self-preservation. American Journal of Public Health, 100(7), 1188-1201.

Protocol ID:

741101

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailer_Signs_FederalStateLocalPX741101010100(Check all that apply) Location of federal, state, and local signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailer_Signs_FederalStateLocal_OtherPX741101010200(Check all that apply) Location of federal, state, and local signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailersigns_Checkout_Counter_OptionsPX741101020100Please check all tobacco industry signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful at the checkout counter4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailersigns_Checkout_Counter_OtherPX741101020200Please check all tobacco industry signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful at the checkout counter4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailersigns_Display_Site_OptionsPX741101030100Please check all tobacco industry signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful at the tobacco display site4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailersigns_Display_Site_OtherPX741101030200Please check all tobacco industry signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful at the tobacco display site4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailersigns_Doors_Windows_OptionsPX741101040100Please check all tobacco industry signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful on the doors/windows4N/A
PX741101_Tobaccoindustry_Retailersigns_Doors_Windows_OtherPX741101040200Please check all tobacco industry signs stating that sales to minors are unlawful on the doors/windows4N/A