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An evaluation of the effects of the smoking ban at an acute NHS trust

Arack, R.; Blake, Holly; Lee, S.; Coulson, N.

Authors

R. Arack

Holly Blake

S. Lee

N. Coulson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a complete smoking ban at an NHS Trust focusing on the attitudes, compliance and smoking behaviour of NHS Staff on the smoke-free NHS policy. Questionnaires were distributed to staff 17 months after the Trust implemented its smoking ban and two months before the nationwide smoking ban.

Although the study showed that a significant proportion of respondents were in favour of the ban (78.3%), results also suggested that many staff felt that designated areas should be provided for those who smoked. Positive staff attitudes towards the ban did not seem to affect actual behaviour as staff continued to smoke on hospital grounds.

This study suggests that more work is needed to enforce the smoke-free policy and increase awareness of workplace smoking cessation interventions in order to change smoking behaviour in this workplace.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 17, 2013
Journal International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
Print ISSN 1463-5240
Electronic ISSN 2164-9545
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 4
Institution Citation Arack, R., Blake, H., Lee, S., & Coulson, N. (2013). An evaluation of the effects of the smoking ban at an acute NHS trust. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 47(4), doi:10.1080/14635240.2009.10708169
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2009.10708169
Keywords Attitude, Compliance, Health Promotion, Hospital, NHS, Smoking Ban, Smoking Behaviour
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14635240.2009.10708169
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Health Promotion and Education on 17 May 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline..../14635240.2009.10708169

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