National and State-Specific Attitudes toward Smoke-Free Parks among U.S. Adults
AbstractOutdoor places, such as parks, remain a source of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. We assessed attitudes toward smoke-free parks among U.S. adults. Data came from the 2009–2010 National Adult Tobacco Survey, a landline and cellular telephone survey of noninstitutionalized adults aged ≥18 in the 50 U.S. states and D.C. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used to assess the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of attitudes toward smoke-free parks, overall and by current tobacco use. Overall, 38.5% of adults reported favorable attitudes toward complete smoke-free parks; prevalence ranged from 29.2% in Kentucky to 48.2% in Maine. Prevalence of favorable attitudes toward smoke-free parks was higher among nonusers of tobacco (44.6%) and noncombustible-only users (30.0%) than any combustible users (21.3%). The adjusted odds of having a favorable attitude were higher among: women; Hispanics and Black non-Hispanics, American Indian and Alaska Native non-Hispanics, and other non-Hispanics; those with an unspecified sexual orientation; and those with children aged ≤17 in the household, relative to each characteristics respective referent group. Odds were lower among: any combustible tobacco and noncombustible-only tobacco users; adults aged 45–64; and those with some college or an undergraduate degree. Opportunities exist to educate the public about the benefits of smoke-free outdoor environments. View Full-Text
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Kruger, J.; Jama, A.; Kegler, M.; Marynak, K.; King, B. National and State-Specific Attitudes toward Smoke-Free Parks among U.S. Adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 864.
Kruger J, Jama A, Kegler M, Marynak K, King B. National and State-Specific Attitudes toward Smoke-Free Parks among U.S. Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(9):864.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kruger, Judy; Jama, Amal; Kegler, Michelle; Marynak, Kristy; King, Brian. 2016. "National and State-Specific Attitudes toward Smoke-Free Parks among U.S. Adults." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 9: 864.
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