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Am J Public Health. 2002 Jun;92(6):975-83.

Independent evaluation of the California Tobacco Control Program: relationships between program exposure and outcomes, 1996-1998.

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Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Alhambra, 91803, USA. rohrbac@hsc.usc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study sought to determine the effects of the California Tobacco Control Program on tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors.

METHODS:

In 1996 and 1998, a telephone survey was conducted among adults in randomly selected households in 18 California counties. Tenth-grade youths in 84 randomly selected high schools completed a written survey. In analyses conducted at the county level, differences in outcomes were regressed on an index of program exposure.

RESULTS:

Among adults, program exposure was associated with decreased smoking prevalence rates, increased no-smoking policies in homes, and decreased violations of workplace no-smoking policies. Among youths, there was no effect of program exposure on outcomes.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results suggest that the California Tobacco Control Program may have reduced adult smoking prevalence rates and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

PMID:
12036792
PMCID:
PMC1447497
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