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Document ID (ISN)57376
CIS number 92-346
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stave G.M., Jackson G.W.
Title Effect of a total work-site smoking ban on employee smoking and attitudes
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, Vol.33, No.8, p.884-890. 26 ref.
Abstract Three months after a smoking prohibition went into effect at a university medical centre, a randomly selected group of 400 employees were queried about their smoking habits and attitudes. An equal number of employees at the university campus were queried, where there was no such prohibition. Smoking cessation rates were 12.6% at the medical centre and 6.9% on the campus dating back 9 months to the time of the policy announcement. Mean cigarette consumption during work hours declined over the same period from 8.1 ▒ 6.8 (mean ▒ SD) to 4.3 ▒ 4.4 at the medical centre but showed little change on the campus (9.3 ▒ 7.5 v 8.7 ▒ 8.0). A follow-up survey of the cohort of current or recent ex-smokers identified on the initial survey was conducted 6 months later. The survey revealed a smoking cessation rate of 22.5% at the medical centre and 6.9% on the campus, dating back 15 months to the time of the policy announcement.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; human behaviour; plant safety and health organization; psychological effects; behaviour study
Descriptors (secondary) North Carolina; comparative analysis; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors