Journal article

Predictors of support for environmental tobacco smoke bans in state government

PA Andersen, DB Buller, JH Voeks, R Borland, D Helme, EP Bettinghaus, WF Young

American Journal of Preventive Medicine | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a major threat to public health, associated with a number of serious diseases, and a leading cause of death. Previous research demonstrates that enactment of government policies mandating clean indoor air is effective in creating more smoke-free public places and decreasing the incidence of smoking. Both researchers and community activists have an interest in understanding the factors that predict support for the regulation of ETS. METHODS: This study examined predictors of support for regulating ETS by surveying 684 city and county public officials in Colorado who were interviewed by phone and mail (response rate 61%). RESULTS: Thirty-five pe..

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