publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Evaluation of implementation, compliance and acceptance of partial smoking bans among hospitality workers before and after the Swiss Tobacco Control Act

Georg F. Bauer; Sarah Rajkumar; Sarah Rajkumar; Martin Röösli; Martin Röösli; Susanne Hoffmann;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Background The World Health Organization recommends uniform comprehensive smoking bans in public places. In Switzerland, regulations differ between various areas and are mostly incomplete for hospitality venues. As ambiguous regulations offer more leeway for implementation, we evaluated the Swiss regulations with respect to their effects on implementation, acceptance and compliance among hospitality workers. Methods In our longitudinal study, a standardized, self-administered questionnaire was mailed to a sample of 185 hospitality workers before and 4–6 month after the smoking ban came into effect. The matched longitudinal sample comprised 71 participants (repea...
Subjects
free text keywords: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), 610 Medicine & health, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, General Medicine, Acceptance, Environmental tobacco smoke, Second-hand smoke, Acceptance; Environmental tobacco smoke; Implementation research; Second-hand smoke; Workplace health promotion, Hospitality, business.industry, business, Response rate (survey), Tobacco control, Workplace health promotion, Implementation research, Smoking ban, Passive smoking, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Environmental health, Psychology, Longitudinal study
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