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Table 2 Consumer views regarding point-of-sale restrictions on tobacco products in grocery stores

From: Consumer perceptions of the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and grocery stores among U.S. adults

  Allowed Allowed, but only if the products are hidden from view Not allowed at all p
Overall, n = 2,993 46.1% 29.9% 24.0%  
Smoking status     p < .001
Current smokers 72.9% 19.1% 8.0%  
Nonsmokers 40.3% 32.2% 27.4%  
Children     ns
Child in home 43.8% 31.9% 24.3%  
No children in home 47.5% 28.6% 23.9%  
Age     p < .001
Age 18-29 46.6% 32.0% 21.3%  
Age 30-44 48.7% 26.1% 25.1%  
Age 45-59 48.5% 32.6% 18.8%  
Age 60+ 39.7% 29.9% 30.4%  
Region     p < .001
Northeast 37.6% 33.5% 28.9%  
Midwest 50.8% 28.0% 21.2%  
South 47.7% 26.8% 25.5%  
West 45.1% 33.1% 21.8%  
Rural/Urban     ns
Rural 49.3% 28.4% 22.3%  
Urban 45.7% 30.1% 24.2%  
Sex ns    p < .001
Male 53.0% 26.3% 20.7%  
Female 39.8% 33.2% 27.1%  
Race p < .01    p < .001
White 50.0% 28.5% 21.5%  
African-American 43.7% 27.1% 36.3%  
Other Race 33.6% 36.3% 30.1%