Navigation Links
Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to Households
Date:11/8/2011

TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking bans in public places have had a spillover effect by reducing smoking in homes as well, according to a new study.

U.S. researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative household survey of tobacco use and found that people who lived in counties with total smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants and bars were more likely to have total smoking bans at home.

Homes with children were most likely to be smoke-free, according to the study appearing online and in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

"Although the aim of clean indoor air laws is to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in public venues, our results show that these laws have the important additional benefit of stimulating smoke-free homes, with a larger association in homes occupied by smokers, protecting kids and other family members from secondhand smoke," lead investigator Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a journal news release.

"Since the home remains a major source of secondhand smoke exposure for children, this work shows that an additional justification for enacting smoke-free legislation is the secondary effect of encouraging voluntary smoke-free rules at home, particularly in homes occupied by smokers," he concluded.

Another study published in the same issue of the journal found that the rate of total smoking bans in U.S. homes more than tripled from 1992-1993 to 2006-2007. However, only half of households with both smokers and children were smoke-free.

Increases in total smoking bans at home were "smallest among African-American households, and among households with older versus younger children. There were fewer smoke-free households below the poverty line, in households with less education and in states with high smoking prevalence," lead author Karen Messer, professor and director of biostatistics at Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, said in the news release.

"Effective interventions to promote smoke-free homes among smoking families are needed, and this study can help identify populations that would benefit from such interventions," she added.

More information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlines the health dangers of secondhand smoke.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, news release, Nov. 8, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Public lecture to explore intersection of economics, human behavior, and brain science
2. Emerging public health crisis linked to mortgage default and foreclosure
3. Public reporting hasnt improved transplant centers care
4. UMass Amherst School of Public Health wins $2.5 million training grant
5. Medical education needs more of a public health and prevention focus
6. Public ignorant about key messages concerning diet and cancer
7. Company stock prices before public announcements of oncology trial results
8. New study proposes public health guidelines to reduce the harms from cannabis use
9. New report on creating clinical public use microdata files
10. Diabetes public health: UCSF study highlights need for better guidelines
11. Public Often Unaware of a Drugs Safety Record -- Or Lack of One
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to Households
(Date:12/9/2016)... , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... through the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) during the summer of 2016. The program ... Grant provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Pennsylvania (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Duck Donuts Franchising Company LLC, announced the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which ... , “This was our first franchise-wide Quack Gives Back initiative, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, ... and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung ... announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... access for customers and employees that are both engaging and easy to use. ... Smart Technology, the software company revealed today its plans to roll out new ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due ... Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts ... new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 9, 2016  RxWiki Inc., a digital health company ... strategies of thousands of pharmacies through its Digital Pharmacist ... Inno,s "50 on Fire" Award in the Health ... to accept the award as one of Austin,s fastest ... Officer at RxWiki. "Our platform gives independent retail pharmacies ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... with Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ... program targeting ,LpxC, for the treatment of bacterial ... LpxC has been recognized as an attractive antibacterial ... however, a lack of suitable chemical starting points ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 KEY FINDINGS ... Patient warming ... of blood during surgeries, lowering the risks of neurological disorders ... of SSIs. The patient warming systems can be segmented into ... benefits in turn reduce the stay at hospitals thus, lowering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: