publication . Article . 2016

Implementation of an indoor smoking ban and an advertising/sponsorship ban in Lebanon: a baseline cross-sectional study

Guillermo Adame; Rima Afifi; Dahlia Saab; Nabil Tabbal; Monique Chaaya; Nadia Fanous; Rima Nakkash;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, volume 2 (eissn: 2459-3087, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: E.U. European Publishing
Abstract
Introduction Although the majority of countries ratified the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, few have comprehensive smoke-free laws and compliance is not always satisfactory. In 2011, Lebanon, having among the highest smoking rates in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, passed a comprehensive tobacco control law (Law 174). This study aimed to assess compliance with Law 174 among smokers and non-smokers in Beirut (the capital), three months after the ban in closed public places and on advertisement and promotion came into effect. Methods A population-based cross-sectional survey was conducted. Multi-stage cluster sampling identifi...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: compliance, tobacco control policy, tobacco control law, Beirut, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Environmental health, Cross-sectional study, Smoking ban, Medicine, business.industry, business
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