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Title: Public awareness of and support for smoke-free legislation in Turkey: a national survey using the lot quality sampling technique
Authors: Cakir, B.
Buzgan, T.
Com, S.
Irmak, H.
Aydin, E.
Arpad, C.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: Six months after new legislation in Turkey banning smoking In all public places, a national survey was carried out to assess its implementation. This paper summarizes the main findings on the public's awareness of and support for the new law. In a household interview survey of 32 972 adults representative of the Turkish adult population, a high proportion of both non-smokers and current smokers [91.4% and 67.2% respectively] strongly supported the new law. Knowledge about the health hazards of passive smoking and support for the law, however, were relatively lower among smokers than non-smokers. After controlling for smoking status, people with better knowledge about passive smoking were over 5 times more likely to support the new law. Tobacco control activities should be tailored to local needs, with a focus on increasing awareness about the health hazards of passive smoking. The study also demonstrated application of the lot quality sampling technique [LQT] for monitoring tobacco control activities in a national survey
Description: 141-150
Keywords: Awareness
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Hazardous Substances
Subject: Smoke-Free Policy
ISSN: 1020-3397
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