Journal article

Attitudes and beliefs about secondhand smoke and smoke-free policies in four countries: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey

Andrew Hyland, Cheryl Higbee, Ron Borland, Mark Travers, Gerard Hastings, Geoffrey T Fong, K Michael Cummings

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This paper describes the varying levels of smoking policies in nationally representative samples of smokers in four countries and examines how these policies are associated with changes in attitudes and beliefs about secondhand smoke over time. METHODS: We report data on 5,788 respondents to Wave 1 of the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey who were employed at the time of the survey. A cohort of these respondents was followed up with two additional survey waves approximately 12 months apart. Respondents' attitudes and beliefs about secondhand smoke as well as self-reported policies in their workplace and in bars and restaurants in their community were assessed at..

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Awarded by The U.S. National Cancer Institute/NIH


Awarded by Canadian Institutes for Health Research


Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The U.S. National Cancer Institute/NIH ( from the Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, P50 CA111236, and R01 CA100362); the Canadian Institutes for Health Research ( # 57897 and # 79551); the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (# 045734); the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council ( # 265903); Cancer Research UK ( # C312/A3726); the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing; the Centre for Behavioral Research and Program Evaluation of the National Cancer Institute of Canada/Canadian Cancer Society; the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative