Chronological Bibliography:

The Sale of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products in Pharmacies

Articles in peer-reviewed pharmacy journals

  1. Williams R:  Sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.  Am J Hosp Pharm.  1988;45(6):1279.
  2. Gupta S, Rappaport H:  Advertising health risk products: ethics vs. economics.  J Am Pharm Assoc.  1996;NS36(6)381-2.
  3. Bentley B, Banahan B, MCaffrey D, Garner D, Smith M:  Sale of tobacco products in pharmacies: results and implications of an empirical study.  J Am Pharm Assoc.  1998;38(6):703-9.
  4. Hickey L, Farris K, Peterson N, Aquilino M:  Predicting tobacco sales in community pharmacies using population demographics and pharmacy type.  J Am Pharm Assoc.  2006;46(3):385-90.
  5. Hudmon K, Hussar D, Fenlon C, Corelli R: Pharmacy student’s perceptions of tobacco sales in pharmacies and suggested strategies for promoting tobacco-free experiential sites.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2006;70(4):1-4.
  6. Fincham J:  An unfortunate and avoidable component of American pharmacy: tobacco.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2008;72(3):57.

Articles in peer-reviewed medical and public health journals

  1. Schroeder S, Showstack J:  Merchandising cigarettes in pharmacies: a San Francisco survey.  Am J Public Health.  1978;68(5):494.
  2. Richards J, Blum A: Pharmacists who dispense cigarettes: with reference to drug store chains and pharmaceutical companies.  New York State J Med.  1985;85:350-3.
  3. Pinsky N:  Boycotting pharmacies that sell tobacco products.  CMAJ.  1989;141(2):96; and 1990;142(2):97.
  4. Birenbaum R:  MDs angry as most pharmacies continue to sell “number one cause of death”.  CMAJ.  1992;146(4):581, 584.
  5. Gray C:  Antismoking MDs use fighting words as they take aim at tobacco sales by pharmacies.  CMAJ.  1992;146(7):1224.
  6. Kondro W:  Ontario’s tough anti-tobacco package.  Lancet.  1994;344(8915):118.
  7. Brenner S:  Tobacco advertising in pharmacies.  J Fam Pract.  1996;42(3):308-9.
  8. Jason L, Billows W, Schnopp-Wyatt D, King C:  Reducing the illegal sales of cigarettes to minors: analysis of alternative enforcement schedules.  J Appl Behav Anal.  1996;29(3):333-44.
  9. Kotecki J, Elanjian S, Torabi M, Clark J:  Pharmacists’ concerns and suggestions related to the sale of tobacco and alcohol in pharmacies.  J Community Health.  1998;23(5):359-70.
  10. Kotecki J, Hillery D:  A survey of pharmacists’ opinions and practices related to the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies- – revisited.  J Community Health.  2002;27(5):321-33.
  11. Hudmon K, Fenlon C, Corelli R, Prokhorov A, Schroeder S:  Tobacco sales in pharmacies: time to quit.  Tob Control.  2006;15(1):35-8.
  12. Els C:  Canada: pharmacy tobacco sales to mentally ill people.  Tob Control.  2007;16(2):75.
  13. Anderson S:  Community pharmacists and tobacco in Great Britain; from selling cigarettes to smoking cessation services.  Addiction.  2007;102(5):704-12.
  14. Katz M:  Banning tobacco sales in pharmacies: the right prescription.  JAMA.  2008;300(12):1451-3.
  15. Morton C, Peterson N, Schneider J, Smith B, Armstead T:  Tobacco sales in community pharmacies: remote decisions and demographic targets.  J Community Psychol.  2010;38(1):39-48.
  16. Shatenstein S:  USA: pharmacy tobacco sales ban.  Tob Control.  2010;19(6):441-2.
  17. Simpson, D: USA: pharmacy items among a million in collection.  Tob Control.  2010;19(6):442.
  18. Corelli R, Kilfoy B, Kim G, Ambrose P, Hudmon K: Availability of tobacco and alcohol products in Los Angeles community pharmacies.  J Community Health. 2011;1-6.


Pharmacy trade publications

  1. Conlan M:  A burning R.Ph. issue.  Drug Topics.  1994;138(21):100, 102, 104.
  2. Anon:  Court upholds tobacco ban.  Drug Store News.  1995;17(4):6.
  3. Anon:  Tobacco continues its slow burn.  Drug Store News.  1995;17(6):154.
  4. Porter S:  Canadian drug chains face a new day.  Drug Store News.  1995;17(12):8.
  5. Anon:  APhA resolution will snuff tobacco, alcohol sales in pharmacies.  Drug Store News.  1996;18(6):12.
  6. Plagakis J:  Cigarettes are taboo.  Drug Topics.  1996;140(7):47.
  7. Kyriakos T:  Canada.  Drug Store News.  1996;18(7):182-3.
  8. Sax B:  Tobacco.  Drug Store News.  1996;18(8):93.
  9. Anon:  Booting butts doesn’t hurt bottom line.  Drug Topics.  1996;140(16):7.
  10. Troy M:  Chain drug keeps on smokin’.  Drug Store News.  1996;18(14):15.
  11. Gebhart F: Rhode Island R.Ph’s. launch campaign to stub out tobacco.  Drug Topics.  1996;140(22):32.
  12. Conlan M:  Down in smoke.  Drug Topics.  1996;140(23):100.
  13. Fay F:  Make a difference: kick butts.  Drug Topics.  1996;140(23):14.
  14. Sax B:  Tobacco.  Drug Store News.  1997;19(9):126.
  15. Anon:  Tobacco sends mixed smoke signals to drug chains.  Drug Store News.  1997;19(10):250.
  16. Frederick J:  NACDS fears tobacco pact could confuse, economically affect retailers.  Drug Store News.  1997;19(13):6.
  17. Anon:  FDA to aid retailers with tobacco rules.  Drug Store News.  1997;19(13):4.
  18. Symons A:  Big A growth plan begins with services.  Drug Store News.  1998;20(7):214.
  19. Kulpa J:  Survey finds California drug stores reduce illegal sales of tobacco to minors.  Drug Store News.  1998;20(16):35.
  20. Anon:  Group asks Rite Aid to pull tobacco from Calif. stores.  Drug Topics.  1999;143(11):7.
  21. Hussar D:  Let’s get cigarettes out of pharmacies!  Drug Topics.  2004;148(23):25.
  22. Hajek J, Sutterlin W, MacDonald C:  The cigarette police.  Drug Topics.  2005;149(2):12.
  23. Paul R:  Bringing in traffic and taxes.  Drug Topics.  2007;151(9):33.
  24. Buono D, Johnsen M:  Wegmans keeps eye on heightened role in health care.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(5):144.
  25. DeArment A:  SF mayor to drug stores: “the butt stops here”.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(8):4.
  26. DeArment A:  San Francisco smokers must look elsewhere.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(9):3-12.
  27. Gebhart F:  Retail pharmacies in San Francisco bear brunt of ban on tobacco sales.  Drug Topics.  2008;152(10):34-5.
  28. DeArment A:  Proposed cigarette-sale ban burns Beantown drug store operators.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(11):3.
  29. Eder R:  Pipe dream: drug store cigarette sale bans will make smokers quit.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(11):12-50.
  30. DeArment A:  Judge snuffs out Walgreens’ attempt to stop ban.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(13):4.
  31. DeArment A:  San Francisco smokers must look elsewhere.  Drug Store News.  2008;30(15):18.
  32. Hussar D:  Stopping the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies.  Drug Topics.  2009;153(3):60.
  33. DeArment A:  Boston bans cig sales in all retail pharmacies.  Drug Store News.  2009;31(3):5.
  34. Anon:  Skorman’s pipe dream: nonprofit pushes for tobacco sales exclusively in Rx.  Drug Store News.  2009;31(14):4, 34.
  35. Egervary E:  New APhA policy takes stand against tobacco sales.  Pharmacy Today.  2010;16(6):45.
  36. Plagakis J:  Judgment call.  Drug Topics.  2010;154(9):17.
  37. Blank C:  San Francisco bans pharmacy tobacco sales in all locations.  Drug Topics. 2011;155(1):16.

Marketing and trade publications

  1. Pollock J:  Smoke bill sparks fiery debate.  Marketing Magazine.  January 3, 1994;99(1):3.
  2. Pollock J:  Pharmacy chains would rather fight than switch.  Marketing Magazine.  July 4, 1994;99(26):4.
  3. Anon:  Wal-Mart “butts out”.  Discount Store News.  November 21, 1994;33(22):1.
  4. Chiasson G:  Quebec chain’s tobacco policy goes before ethics body.  Marketing Magazine.  November 27, 1995;100(44):2.
  5. Moulton D:  New Brunswick to ban drugstore tobacco sales.  Marketing Magazine.  December 16, 1996;101(48):2.
  6. Anon:  Just stick with narcotics.  BC Business.  April 2002;30(4):8.

Newspaper and magazine articles

  1. Freudenheim M:  Pharmacies in a quandary over tobacco.  New York Times.  April 25, 1994:1.
  2. Anon:  Wal-Mart will stop selling tobacco items at its Canadian stores.  Wall Street Journal – Eastern Edition.  November 7, 1994;224(90):B14.
  3. Anon:  Retailer butts out.  Maclean’s.  November 14, 1994;107(46):88.
  4. Anon:  Why do pharmacies sell tobacco?  USA Today Magazine.  February 2005;133(2717):15-15.
  5. Morgan R:  Neighborhood report: New York up close; dip is not hip, city slickers tell urban cowboys.  New York Times.  January 8, 2006:7.
  6. Zimmerman A:  Drugstore tobacco sales under fire.  Wall Street Journal – Eastern Edition.  July 29, 2008;252(24):B1-7.
  7. Zimmerman A:  San Francisco votes for new tobacco rules.  Wall Street Journal – Eastern Edition.  July 30, 2008;252(25):A2.
  8. Zimmerman A:  Walgreens fights tobacco ban.  Wall Street Journal – Eastern Edition.  September 10, 2008;252(60):B8.
  9. Blum, A: Chain drugstores and cigarettes sales.  Family Practice News.  November 1, 2008:6.
  10. Anon:  Fight against possible sale ban.  World Tobacco.  November 2008;(229):5.
  11. Zezima K:  Massachusetts: Strict tobacco rules.  New York Times.  December 12, 2008:27.

Generated by Nelle Williams, MSLS, Library Director, Health Sciences Library, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama

Assisted by Sharon Glenn, Senior Library Assistant, Health Sciences Library, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama

Edited by Alan Blum, MD, Director, University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society

Updated by Ashley Weems, Student Pharmacist, Auburn University, James I. Harrison

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