Purpose: To examine the attitudes and perceptions of faculty, staff and students concerning tobacco policies at a university campus in a tobacco producing state. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to faculty, staff and students to assess knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke on campus. A 3-wave e-mailing was used to send the questionnaire. Results: A total of 2,914 individuals responded to the questionnaire. Majority (60%) of the participants believed a smoke free policy would be a positive move and could possibly improve the quality of life for the campus community, while not negatively affecting student enrollment status. Conclusion: Implementing a smoke free policy in university campuses in North America could be acceptable to faculty, staff and students and is unlikely to reduce students enrolment. Our findings have the potential to support efforts to implement smoke free policies on university campuses in North America.
Chemicals and Drugs | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Environmental Public Health | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion
Recommended Repository Citation
Watkins, Cecilia M.; Mishra, Sandeep; Kaur Thind, Herpreet; Gokarakonda, Srinivasa B.; Lartey, Grace; and Chahal, Monia. (2011). Second-Hand Smoke in a University Campus: Attitudes and Perceptions of Faculty, Staff and Students. International Journal of Health Research,, 4 (1), 21-27.
Original Publication URL: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ijhr/article/viewFile/70431/58779
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