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Effect of local restaurant smoking regulations on environmental tobacco smoke exposure among youths.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14759949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We examined the effect of local restaurant smoking regulations on restaurant environmental tobacco smoke exposure among youths. METHODS: We interviewed 3863 Massachusetts youths aged 12-17 years and ascertained how often they saw smokers in restaurants in their town. We assessed the effect of local restaurant smoking regulation strength on nonexposure to environmental tobacco smoke (seeing smokers never or only rarely). RESULTS: Compared with youths from towns with weak regulations, youths from towns with medium-strength regulations had 1.4 times the odds (odds ratio = 1.36; 95% confidence interval = 1.12, 1.65) and youths from towns with strong regulations had twice the odds (odds ratio = 2.03; 95% confidence interval = 1.64, 2.52) of reporting nonexposure. CONCLUSIONS: Strong local restaurant smoking regulations are associated with reduced environmental tobacco smoke exposure among youths
Michael Siegel; Alison B Albers; Debbie M Cheng; Lois Biener; Nancy A Rigotti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-04     Completed Date:  2004-03-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Government Regulation
Health Policy
Local Government*
Longitudinal Studies
Massachusetts / epidemiology
Odds Ratio
Public Health / legislation & jurisprudence*
Residence Characteristics
Restaurants / legislation & jurisprudence*
Self Disclosure
Smoking / epidemiology,  legislation & jurisprudence*,  prevention & control
Tobacco Smoke Pollution / analysis,  statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
5 R01 CA86257-03/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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