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Smoke-Free Workplaces may Help in Smoking Cessation Efforts at Home as Well

by Kathy Jones on March 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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 Smoke-Free Workplaces may Help in Smoking Cessation Efforts at Home as Well

Having a workplace that frowns on smoking can in turn lead to the employees quitting the habit even in their homes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London.

The findings have been corroborated by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) researchers who found that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of adults who worked in smoke-free environments also lived in smoke free homes compared to just 42 percent of those who work in places where smoking is allowed.

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"This may be the first signal from India that the ban on public smoking has a spill-over effect at home. The ban may be changing social norms. People seem to be saying to themselves — if we can't expose our colleagues to second-hand smoke, why should we expose our families?", Imperial College London's Christopher Millet said.

The study has been published in the journal Tobacco Control.


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