TITLE

HEALTH BELIEFS RELATED TO SECONDHAND SMOKE AND SMOKE-FREE POLICIES IN A COLLEGE COMMUNITY

AUTHOR(S)
Williams Jr., Ronald D.; Barnes, Jeremy T.; Hunt, Barry P.; Winborne, Heidi
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to examine the health beliefs related to secondhand smoke exposure and perceptions of smoke-free policies among members of a college population. A stratified sample of students, employees, and community members (n=1,069) completed a brief 7-item survey. Females were more likely than males to recognize secondhand smoke risks and were more supportive of smoke-free policies. Minorities were less likely to recognize secondhand smoke risks, but African Americans were more supportive of smoke-free policies than other minorities or Caucasians. Smokers who reported intent to quit smoking more closely resembled non-smokers in their health beliefs of secondhand smoke risks. Few differences existed among students, university employees, and community members. Implications for health education and smoke-free advocacy are discussed.
ACCESSION #
67310838

 

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