Journal article

Compliance and support for bans on smoking in licensed venues in Australia: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey

Jae Cooper, Ron Borland, Hua-Hie Yong, Andrew Hyland

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine attitudes towards and compliance with the recent Australian bans on smoking in licensed venues, and to explore effects on smoking behaviour. METHODS: Three Australian states (Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia) implemented a total ban on smoking in all enclosed licensed premises in 2006, and two others (Victoria and New South Wales) did so in mid-2007. We used data from smokers residing in these states for each of the six waves of the ITC-4 country survey (2002-2007; average n=1,694). RESULTS: Consistent with the majority of international findings, observed compliance was reported by more than 90% of smokers from a pre-ban situation of indoor smoking being the n..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center


Awarded by National Cancer Institute of the United States


Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Awarded by Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was primarily funded by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (265903 and 450110), with supplementary funding from the Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (P50 CA111236), National Cancer Institute of the United States (R01 CA 100362), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045734), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (57897 and 79551), Cancer Research UK (C312/A3726), and Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (014578), the Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada/Canadian Cancer Society.