Effects of workplace smoking bans on cigarette consumption

Am J Public Health. 1990 Feb;80(2):178-80. doi: 10.2105/ajph.80.2.178.


A sample of staff working in the Australian Public Service (n = 2113) were surveyed two to four weeks before a mandated total ban on workplace smoking was introduced, and again five to six months later. Among the 391 smokers on whom complete data were available, the workplace smoking bans were associated with reduced rates of smoking, particularly among heavier smokers where the reduction in consumption was over 25 percent.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Australia / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking Prevention*
  • Social Control, Formal*
  • Work*