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Document ID (ISN)108524
CIS number 08-1240
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith D.R.
Title Tobacco smoking by occupation in Australia and the United States: A review of national surveys conducted between 1970 and 2005
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.46, No.1, p.77-89. 92 ref.
Abstract This article reviews national smoking surveys conducted in Australia and the United States between 1970 and 2005, with emphasis on the impact of occupational tobacco control. When the first research was published over 35 years ago, tobacco smoking was a regular feature in the general population of both countries, albeit with higher rates often documented among blue collar workers. Recent national investigations indicate that certain historical differences in smoking prevalence rates by occupation are persisting. Detailed examination also indicates that employee sub-groups such as cleaners and construction workers are now bearing much of the occupational smoking burden in Australia and the United States. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; frequency rates; smoking; USA
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; safety consciousness; human behaviour; cleaning; blue-collar workers; survey; construction industry; long-term study; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; Japan
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking