The efficacy of different models of smoke-free laws in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke: A multi-country comparison

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/274565
Title:
The efficacy of different models of smoke-free laws in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke: A multi-country comparison
Authors:
Ward, Mark; Currie, L; Kabir, Zubair; Clancy, L
Affiliation:
TobaccoFree Research Institute, The Digital Depot, Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Health Policy
Issue Date:
14-Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/274565
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.02.007
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke is a serious public health concern and while all EU Member States have enacted some form of regulation aimed at limiting exposure, the scope of these regulations vary widely and many countries have failed to enact comprehensive legislation creating smoke-free workplaces and indoor public places. To gauge the effectiveness of different smoke-free models we compared fine particles from second-hand smoke in hospitality venues before and after the implementation of smoking bans in France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Scotland. Data on PM2.5 fine particle concentration levels were recorded in 338 hospitality venues across these countries before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation. Changes in mean PM2.5 concentrations during the period from pre- to post-legislation were then compared across countries. While a reduction in PM2.5 was observed in all countries, those who had enacted and enforced more fully comprehensive smoke-free legislation experienced the greatest reduction in second-hand tobacco smoke. Comprehensive smoke-free laws are more effective than partial laws in reducing exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. Also, any law, regardless of scope must be actively enforced in order to have the desired impact. There is continued need for surveillance of smoke-free efforts in all countries
Keywords:
SMOKING CESSATION; LEGISLATION; HEALTH POLICY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWard, Marken_GB
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorKabir, Zubairen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClancy, Len_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-21T13:57:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-21T13:57:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-14-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/274565-
dc.descriptionExposure to second-hand tobacco smoke is a serious public health concern and while all EU Member States have enacted some form of regulation aimed at limiting exposure, the scope of these regulations vary widely and many countries have failed to enact comprehensive legislation creating smoke-free workplaces and indoor public places. To gauge the effectiveness of different smoke-free models we compared fine particles from second-hand smoke in hospitality venues before and after the implementation of smoking bans in France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Scotland. Data on PM2.5 fine particle concentration levels were recorded in 338 hospitality venues across these countries before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation. Changes in mean PM2.5 concentrations during the period from pre- to post-legislation were then compared across countries. While a reduction in PM2.5 was observed in all countries, those who had enacted and enforced more fully comprehensive smoke-free legislation experienced the greatest reduction in second-hand tobacco smoke. Comprehensive smoke-free laws are more effective than partial laws in reducing exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. Also, any law, regardless of scope must be actively enforced in order to have the desired impact. There is continued need for surveillance of smoke-free efforts in all countriesen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.02.007en_GB
dc.subjectSMOKING CESSATIONen_GB
dc.subjectLEGISLATIONen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.titleThe efficacy of different models of smoke-free laws in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke: A multi-country comparisonen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTobaccoFree Research Institute, The Digital Depot, Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Irelanden_GB
dc.identifier.journalHealth Policyen_GB
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