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dc.contributor.authorFong, Geoffrey Ten_UK
dc.contributor.authorHyland, Andrewen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBorland, Ronen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHammond, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorHastings, Gerarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Annen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Susanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCummings, K Michaelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAllwright, Shaneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Mauriceen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Fentonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorClancy, Lukeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Mary Een_UK
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Gregory Nen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDriezen, Peteen_UK
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the psychosocial and behavioural impact of the first ever national level comprehensive workplace smoke-free law, implemented in Ireland in March 2004. Design: Quasi-experimental prospective cohort survey: parallel cohort telephone surveys of national representative samples of adult smokers in Ireland (n  =  769) and the UK (n  =  416), surveyed before the law (December 2003 to January 2004) and 8-9 months after the law (December 2004 to January 2005). Main outcome measures: Respondents' reports of smoking in key public venues, support for total bans in those key venues, and behavioural changes due to the law. Results: The Irish law led to dramatic declines in reported smoking in all venues, including workplaces (62% to 14%), restaurants (85% to 3%), and bars/pubs (98% to 5%). Support for total bans among Irish smokers increased in all venues, including workplaces (43% to 67%), restaurants (45% to 77%), and bars/pubs (13% to 46%). Overall, 83% of Irish smokers reported that the smoke-free law was a "good" or "very good" thing. The proportion of Irish homes with smoking bans also increased. Approximately 46% of Irish smokers reported that the law had made them more likely to quit. Among Irish smokers who had quit at post-legislation, 80% reported that the law had helped them quit and 88% reported that the law helped them stay quit. Conclusion: The Ireland smoke-free law stands as a positive example of how a population-level policy intervention can achieve its public health goals while achieving a high level of acceptance among smokers. These findings support initiatives in many countries toward implementing smoke-free legislation, particularly those who have ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which calls for legislation to reduce tobacco smoke pollution.en_UK
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_UK
dc.relationFong GT, Hyland A, Borland R, Hammond D, Hastings G, McNeill A, Anderson S, Cummings KM, Allwright S, Mulcahy M, Howell F, Clancy L, Thompson ME, Connolly GN & Driezen P (2006) Reductions in tobacco smoke pollution and increases in support for smoke-free public places following the implementation of comprehensive smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland: findings from the ITC Ireland/UK Survey. Tobacco Control, 15 (Supplement 3), pp. iii51-iii58.
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dc.subjectAir Pollutionen_UK
dc.titleReductions in tobacco smoke pollution and increases in support for smoke-free public places following the implementation of comprehensive smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland: findings from the ITC Ireland/UK Surveyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleTobacco Controlen_UK
dc.citation.issueSupplement 3en_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Waterlooen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoswell Park Cancer Instituteen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Council Victoriaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Waterlooen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoswell Park Cancer Instituteen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTrinity College Centre for Health Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Service Executive (HSE) (Republic of Ireland)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Service Executive (HSE) (Republic of Ireland)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationResearch Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, Irelanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Waterlooen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHarvard School of Public Healthen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Waterlooen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorFong, Geoffrey T|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHyland, Andrew|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBorland, Ron|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHammond, David|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHastings, Gerard|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcNeill, Ann|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnderson, Susan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCummings, K Michael|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAllwright, Shane|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMulcahy, Maurice|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHowell, Fenton|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorClancy, Luke|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorThompson, Mary E|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorConnolly, Gregory N|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDriezen, Pete|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameTobacco Control - reductions in tobacco smoke pollution.pdfen_UK
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