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|Title:||Support for smoke-free policies in the Cyprus hospitality industry||Authors:||Lazuras, Lambros
Savva, Christos S.
Talias, Michael A.
Soteriades, Elpidoforos Soterakis
|Keywords:||Cyprus;Hospitality industry;Policy support;Smoke-free policies||Category:||Health Sciences||Field:||Medical and Health Sciences||Issue Date:||1-Oct-2015||Publisher:||Birkhauser Verlag AG||Source:||International Journal of Public Health, 2015, Volume 60, Issue 8, Pages 911-917||DOI:||10.1007/s00038-015-0747-y||Abstract:||Objectives The present study used attitudinal and behavioural indicators to measure support for smoke-free policies among employers and employees in the hospitality industry in Cyprus. Methods A representative sample of 600 participants (95% response rate) completed anonymous structured questionnaires on demographic variables, smoking status, exposure to second-hand smoke at work and related health beliefs, social norms, and smoke-free policy support. Results Participants were predominantly males (68.3%), with a mean age of 40 years (SD = 12.69), and 39.7%were employers/owners of the hospitality venue. Analysis of variance showed that employers and smokers were less supportive of smoke-free policies, as compared to employees and non-smokers. Linear regression models showed that attitudes towards smoke-free policy were predicted by smoking status, SHS exposure and related health beliefs, and social norm variables. Logistic regression analysis showed that willingness to confront a policy violator was predicted by SHS exposure, perceived prevalence of smoker clients, and smoke-free policy attitudes. Conclusions SHS exposure and related health beliefs, and normative factors should be targeted by interventions aiming to promote policy support in the hospitality industry in Cyprus.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9539||ISSN:||16618556||Rights:||© Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) 2015.||Type:||Article|
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