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Am J Health Promot. 2011 Sep-Oct;26(1):26-36. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.091214-QUAN-391.

The role of worksite and home smoking bans in smoking cessation among U.S. employed adult female smokers.

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Clinical Monitoring Research Program, SAIC-Frederick, Incorporated, NCI-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland MD 20892-7337, USA.



Examine the association of work and home smoking bans with quitting behaviors among employed female smokers in the United States.


Secondary analyses using cross-sectional data from the 2006/2007 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey.


Nationally representative sample of 7610 U.S. employed female smokers, aged 18 to 64 years, who reported working indoors. Setting . N/A.


Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine the association of smoking ban policies (complete work and home bans, complete work ban only, complete home ban only, and no complete work or home ban) with intention to quit in the next 30 days, at least one quit attempt in the past year, and sustained abstinence of at least 3 months in the past year.


Twenty-nine percent of women reported complete work and home smoking bans. Smoking bans were not associated with intention to quit and were marginally associated with sustained abstinence. Regardless of intention to quit, women with complete work and home bans were significantly more likely than those without complete work and home bans to report quit attempts. Among women with no intention to quit, the odds of having a quit attempt were significantly higher among women who had a complete home ban only compared with women without complete work and home bans.


Efforts to promote quitting behaviors among employed female smokers may be facilitated by increasing rates of complete smoking bans at both work and home settings.

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