Evaluating the Effectiveness of Smoke-free Policies

IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 13







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This volume is a critical review of the published literature on this highly sensitive issue, led by a Working Group of 17 scientists from nine countries, which draws conclusions about the effectiveness of smoke-free policies. The volume covers the evolution of smoke-free policies, the 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 the effects on health due to restrictions on smoking following policy implementation. It also considers the 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 alike in countries that are currently considering legislation to protect the population from tobacco.

Cover Page, Contents, List of participants, Acknowledgements, Preface
Chapter 1. Overview of Handbook volume 13
Chapter 2. Health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS)
Chapter 3. The evolution of smoke-free policies
Chapter 4. Impact of smoke-free policies on businesses, the hospitality sector, and other incidental outcomes
Chapter 5. Public attitudes towards smoke-free policies – including compliance with policies
Chapter 6. Reductions in exposure to secondhand smoke and effects on health due to restrictions on smoking
Chapter 7. The effect of mandated smoking restrictions on smoking behaviour
Chapter 8. Home smoking restrictions: effects on exposure to SHS and smoking behaviour
Chapter 9. Summary
Chapter 10. Evaluation
Chapter 11. Recommendations
Working procedures