LAZURAS, Lambros, SAVVA, Christos S., TALIAS, Michael A. and SOTERIADES, Elpidoforos S. (2015). Support for smoke-free policies in the Cyprus hospitality industry. International Journal of Public Health, 60 (8), 911-917.
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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.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Psychology Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Lambros Lazuras|
|Date Deposited:||10 Dec 2015 16:12|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2016 23:51|
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