Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Avoiding Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Non-Smoking Employed Women with Higher Education in Jordan

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Gharaibeh, Huda; Haddad, Linda; Alzyoud, Sukaina; El-Shahawy, Omar; Baker, Nesrin Abu; Umlauf, Mary;
  • Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,volume 8,issue 11,pages4,207-4,219 (issn: 1660-4601, eissn: 1660-4601)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ijerph8114207, pmc: PMC3228567
  • Subject: Jordan | higher education | secondhand smoke | socioeconomic status | Article | women
    mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | humanities | technology, industry, and agriculture

Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is a serious public health threat worldwide; in the developing world there are less serious efforts towards controlling women’s and children’s exposure to SHS. Knowledge, attitudes and avoidance practices among Jordanian women have never ... View more
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