Global sale of tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems in community pharmacies

Karen Suchanek Hudmon, Nervana Elkhadragy, Zuzana Kusynová, Luc Besançon, Tina Penick Brock, Robin L. Corelli

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of countries/territories that allow sales of tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in community pharmacies.

METHODS: International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) member organisations were contacted by email and asked to respond to a two-item survey assessing whether their country/territory allowed sales of (a) tobacco products and (b) ENDS in community pharmacies.

RESULTS: Of 95 countries/territories contacted, responses were received from 60 (63.2%). Seven countries (11.7%) reported that tobacco products were sold in community pharmacies, and 11 countries (18.3%) reported that ENDS were sold in community pharmacies.

CONCLUSIONS: Among the FIP member organisations, there are few countries that allow the sale of tobacco products and ENDS in community pharmacies, with ENDS being more likely than tobacco products to be sold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e127-e129
Number of pages4
JournalTobacco control
Volume26
Issue numbere2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • e-cigarettes
  • electronic nicotine delivery systems
  • global
  • pharmacies
  • tobacco sales

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