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One-Year Longitudinal Study of a No-Smoking Policy in a Medical Institution: Discussion (Part 5)Clearly, nonsmokers and exsmokers may be ex pected to favor smoking restrictions; it requires no change in behavior and offers […]

No-smoking policies and their growing prevalence in the workplace, and in health care facilities in particular, may have dramatic consequences. They increase general knowledge of health risks about smoking and may promote nonsmoking as a more normative behavior. Prohibition of smoking may help reduce the peer pressure to smoke and, conversely, increase social support for nonsmoking. No-smoking policies could, in fact, increase the success of a smoker s intent to […]

Two recent studies, one conducted at Mayo Clinic and the other at the Oregon Health Sciences University, have reported on their methods for developing their smoke-free policies. Six months after implementing its policy, each institution reported wide acceptance of the smoking ban by both staff and patients. Each concluded that a no-smoking policy can be implemented if it is well planned and supported by staff. Our findings are in accord […]

These results are also similar to the findings of the national smoking survey conducted by Gallup, that found that 85 percent of nonsmokers, 78 percent of former smokers, and 62 percent of smokers agreed that smokers should not smoke near nonsmokers. This trend underscores the contention that, as a nation, we welcome a smoke-free environment.
Industrial studies have assessed employee attitude in planning and implementing their own smoking policies. […]

One-Year Longitudinal Study of a No-Smoking Policy in a Medical Institution: Discussion (Part 1)The results of this report provide the most comprehensive analysis to date of a no-smoking work-site policy. They indicate that […]

Notwithstanding the foregoing frustrating responses, after one year there was a significant decrease in the number of employees who smoked (20 vs 14 percent; p<0.01). Moreover, the tobacco users indicated that they smoked fewer cigarettes after one year in comparison with the previous years data. Thus, 81 percent of smokers reported using less than eight cigarettes per day after one year. These data are comparable with the national finding that […]

Consequences
In the survey conducted prior to implementation of the policy, both employees and patients were asked to what extent the smoke of others bothered them within the confines of the medical institution. The majority of employees indicated that the smoke of others bothered them. Of these individuals, 35 percent indicated that the smoke of coworkers affected them a great deal; 22 percent responded that the smoke of others […]

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