Smoking-related beliefs and behaviour among adults with asthma in a representative population sample.
M Wakefield, R Ruffin, D Campbell, L Roberts, D Wilson
Aust N Z J Med | Published : 1995
BACKGROUND: Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke are inadvisable for adults with asthma. AIMS: To determine the smoking prevalence and daily smoking rate of asthmatics and compare smoking-related beliefs and behaviours among smokers with and without asthma. To compare beliefs of asthmatics about passive smoking and asthma, how many are exposed at home and what they do when they are exposed, with people who do not have asthma. METHODS: A representative population survey of 3019 South Australian adults aged 15 years and older interviewed in their own homes in late 1992. RESULTS: Twenty-eight per cent of asthmatics were smokers; mean daily smoking rate was 17.6. Asthmatics had si..View full abstract