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Am J Public Health. 1998 May;88(5):797-800.

Smoking in the home: changing attitudes and current practices.

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Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. maryjane.ashley@utoronto.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Trends in attitudes and current practices concerning smoking in the home were examined.

METHODS:

Data from population-based surveys of adults in Ontario, Canada, were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Between 1992 and 1996, the percentage of respondents who agreed that parents spending time at home with small children should not smoke increased from 51% to 70%. In 1996, 34% of the homes surveyed were smoke-free. Smoke-free homes were associated with nonsmoking respondents and with the presence of children and no daily smokers in the home. Only 20% of homes with children and any daily smokers were smoke-free.

CONCLUSIONS:

Efforts are needed to assist parents in reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the home.

PMID:
9585748
PMCID:
PMC1508918
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.88.5.797
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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