Junio 2017

Technical Report on Flavored Cigarettes at the Point-of-Sale in Latin America

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Global Tobacco Control

Global cigarette volume sales are declining, but the sales of flavored cigarettes in Latin America are climbing.  Flavored cigarettes appeal directly to youth and non-smokers because they mask the harsh taste of tobacco smoke and ease initiation into smoking. This report describes a study that examined cigarette retailers within a radius of 100 -250 meters around schools in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, and their sale and promotion of flavored cigarettes. The results show that cigarette packs carrying flavor descriptors were frequently displayed and advertised at the point-of-sale near schools.  

Key Words:

cigarrillos saborizados, cigarros saborizados