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Document ID (ISN)58104
CIS number 92-1048
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sorensen G., Rigotti N.A., Rosen A., Pinney J., Prible R.
Title Employee knowledge and attitudes about a work-site nonsmoking policy: Rationale for further smoking restrictions
Bibliographic information Nov. 1991, Vol.33, No.11, p.1125-1130. 16 ref.
Abstract This study examines employee knowledge of and satisfaction with a nonsmoking policy instituted at approximately 600 work sites of the New England Telephone company in 1986. A stratified random sample of employees was surveyed 20 months after the policy was implemented; 1120 (74.5%) returned surveys. Awareness of the rules about smoking in most areas was high, especially where smoking was totally banned. Respondents were highly satisfied with the policy, but half preferred additional restrictions on smoking. The policy was effective in reducing perceived environmental tobacco smoke exposure in work areas where smoking was banned but not in nonwork areas where smoking was allowed in designated areas. This study suggests that a highly restrictive nonsmoking policy--including a total ban on smoking--may be more easily and successfully implemented than are less restrictive policies.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; plant safety and health organization; employees; mental attitude
Descriptors (secondary) USA; telecommunications; questionnaire survey; passive smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Passive smoking
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors