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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Legislation on smoking in enclosed public places in Scotland: how will we evaluate the impact?
Authors: Haw, Sally
Gruer, Laurence
Amos, Amanda
Currie, Candace
Fischbacher, Colin
Fong, Geoffrey T
Hastings, Gerard
Mallam, Sally
Pell, Jill
Scott, Calum
Semple, Sean
Contact Email: gerard.hastings@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: air pollution
public health
tobacco
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Haw S, Gruer L, Amos A, Currie C, Fischbacher C, Fong GT, Hastings G, Mallam S, Pell J, Scott C & Semple S (2006) Legislation on smoking in enclosed public places in Scotland: how will we evaluate the impact?, Journal of Public Health, 28 (1), pp. 24-30.
Abstract: Background: From 26 March 2006, smoking will be prohibited in wholly and substantially enclosed public places in Scotland, and it will be an offence to permit smoking or to smoke in no-smoking premises. We anticipate that implementation of the smoke-free legislation will result in significant health gains associated with reductions in exposure to both environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and personal tobacco consumption as well as other social and economic impacts. Methods: Health Scotland in conjunction with the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland and the Scottish Executive have developed a comprehensive evaluation strategy to assess the expected short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes. Using routine health, behavioural and economic data and commissioned research, we will assess the impact of the smoke-free legislation in eight key outcome areas - knowledge and attitudes, ETS exposure, compliance, culture, smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption, tobacco-related morbidity and mortality, economic impacts on the hospitality sector and health inequalities. Conclusion: The findings from this evaluation will make a significant contribution to the international understanding of the health effects of exposure to ETS and the broader social, cultural and economic impacts of smoke-free legislation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11025
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdi080
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Affiliation: HS Research - Stirling
NHS Health Scotland
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
Public Health Information Services Division
University of Waterloo
Institute for Social Marketing
BMRB
University of Glasgow
Scottish Executive
University of Aberdeen

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