Analysis of a smoking policy in the workplace

AAOHN J. 1989 Jul;37(7):265-73.


Following implementation of the smoking policy, an overall decrease in tobacco consumption was reported among 33% of the employees; of these, 32% quit completely. Smokers who reported smoking more than one pack of cigarettes a day were three times more likely to decrease consumption than those who reported smoking one pack or less a day. Among those who decreased their tobacco consumption, 43% associated this decrease with the policy implementation. A notable inverse relationship existed between smokers' tobacco consumption and attitudes about the policy: as cigarette consumption decreased, attitude about the policy increased positively.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude
  • Efficiency*
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Smoking*
  • Work*