To evaluate the influence of tobacco advertising on consumer habits.
Systematic review. DATA
PubMed, Ovid, Scielo, Mediclatina, Elsevier-Doyma, Isooc (CSIC) (January 2000-September 2008)
A total of 44 national and international articles, linking the consumption of tobacco with any promotional or advertising practice.
Articles not focused on the impact of advertising and promotion of cigarettes and research on prevention, intervention, plans and laws were removed.
Advertising influences tobacco consumption.
Publicity leads to starting smoking (5 articles) and maintaining the habit (3 articles). It uses the relationship between advertising and smoker's image and concept (5 articles) and different advertising strategies (22 articles).
The advertising developed by the tobacco industry uses different strategies of influence on the consumption of cigarettes in the population.
Atencion primaria / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria
Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Granada, España.
Aten Primaria. 2010 Apr;42(4):206-10
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