Next Article in Journal
Surveying Mercury Levels in Hair, Blood and Urine of under 7-Year Old Children from a Coastal City in China
Next Article in Special Issue
Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Indoor Smoking Bans and Smoking-Related Knowledge in China
Previous Article in Journal
A Chemical Risk Ranking and Scoring Method for the Selection of Harmful Substances to be Specially Controlled in Occupational Environments
Previous Article in Special Issue
The Role of Cities in Reducing Smoking in China
Open AccessArticle

Smoke-Free Homes and Home Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Shanghai, China

Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Center of Disease Control, Pudong District, Shanghai 200136, China
Center of Disease Control, Fengxian District, Shanghai 201400, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(11), 12015-12028;
Received: 1 September 2014 / Revised: 5 November 2014 / Accepted: 10 November 2014 / Published: 20 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tobacco Control)
Few studies have examined home exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in China. This study aimed to document: (1) the prevalence and correlates of exposure to SHS in homes (in adult non-smokers) in Shanghai, and (2) enforcement of rules, harm reduction behaviors, and self-efficacy for maintaining smoke-free homes in Shanghai. A total of 500 participants were recruited using a multistage proportional random sampling design in an urban and suburban district to complete a survey. Among the total 355 nonsmokers, 127 (35.8%) participants reported being exposed to SHS in the past 7 days. Participants living with smokers in the home, with no smoking restriction at home, and having children younger than 18 were more likely to be exposed to SHS at home. Higher self-efficacy in maintaining a smoke-free home was negatively associated with home SHS exposure. Having visitors who smoke was the greatest policy enforcement challenge. Ineffective measures such as opening windows were more commonly used in homes with partial bans. Educational initiatives to protect against SHS exposure in the home should promote smoke-free homes, address challenges to implementing such policies, and address misconceptions regarding the effectiveness of supposed harm reduction behaviors. View Full-Text
Keywords: secondhand smoke; home; Shanghai; China secondhand smoke; home; Shanghai; China
MDPI and ACS Style

Zheng, P.; Berg, C.J.; Kegler, M.C.; Fu, W.; Wang, J.; Zhou, X.; Liu, D.; Fu, H. Smoke-Free Homes and Home Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Shanghai, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 12015-12028.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop