Banning smoking in public spaces changed workers’ habits: Study

A commonly enforced ban for smoking in public spaces has led to a progressive reduction in the percentage of smokers.

According to a Spanish study, 5 percent of workers gave up smoking when the law took effect, and the overall numbers were reduced from 40.3% to 35.3% of smoking workers.

Men and women of all ages and occupations quit smoking after the ban.

The study examined the consumption of tobacco in the working population during the first months of a smoking ban that forbade smoking in all public spaces, including bars and restaurants.

The study involved 413,473 workers of all ages and occupations and followed their smoking habits for two years ending in June 2011.

The study’s findings were published in the journal Revista Española de Salud Pública.

The study authors found that even amongst workers who continued to smoke, there was a decrease in the amount of tobacco consumed.

The researchers argue that the study proves the health benefits of regulatory and fiscal policies when it comes to smoking.

Source: FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

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