Evaluating the Effectiveness of Smoke-free Policies
IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention in Tobacco Control, Volume 13
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283230137 ISBN-10    9283230132
Order Number    17600029
Price    CHF    50.00 / US$    60.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     2009        343   pages
Summary
This volume reviews the evidence critically appraised by a Working Group of 17 scientists from nine countries and draws conclusions about the effectiveness of smoke-free policies. The volume covers the evolution of smoke-free policies, impact of smoke-free policies on businesses in the hospitality sector, public attitudes towards smoke-free policies and compliance, reductions in exposure to secondhand smoke and effects on health due to restrictions on smoking following policy implementation, effects of mandated smoking restrictions on smoking behaviour, and the effects of voluntary home smoking restrictions on exposure to secondhand smoke and smoking behaviour. This Handbook will be useful for health professionals and policymakers in countries who are currently considering legislation to protect the population from tobacco.