Journal article

Longitudinal evaluation of smoke-free Scotland on pub and home drinking behavior: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

Sherry A McKee, Cheryl Higbee, Stephanie O'Malley, Louise Hassan, Ron Borland, K Michael Cummings, Gerard Hastings, Geoffrey T Fong, Andrew Hyland

NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: On 26 March 2006, Scotland implemented a smoke-free policy prohibiting smoking in indoor public venues, including bars and pubs. Drinking and smoking are highly associated behaviors, so we evaluated whether the regulations would decrease drinking behavior among smokers in public venues. We further assessed whether this effect would be more pronounced in heavier drinkers and whether decreases in drinking behavior in pubs would be offset by increased drinking in the home. METHODS: Participants (N = 1,059) were adult smokers and nonsmokers from Scotland and from the rest of the United Kingdom, which did not have comprehensive smoke-free policies during the study period. Data were ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

National Institutes of Health (P50 CA111236; P50 AA15632); Canadian Institutes of Health Research (79551); Cancer Research UK (C312/A3726); Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute; and Scottish Executive.