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|Title:||Support for and reported compliance among smokers with smoke-free policies in air-conditioned hospitality venues in Malaysia and Thailand: Findings from the international tobacco control Southeast Asia survey|
|Authors:||Hua Hie Yong|
Geoffrey T. Fong
Cancer Council Victoria
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Bangkok
University of Waterloo
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
|Citation:||Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Vol.22, No.1 (2010), 98-109|
|Abstract:||This study examined support for and reported compliance with smoke-free policy in air-conditioned restaurants and other similar places among adult smokers in Malaysia and Thailand. Baseline data (early 2005) from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey (ITC-SEA), conducted face-to-face in Malaysia and Thailand (n = 4005), were used. Among those attending venues, reported total smoking bans in indoor air-conditioned places such as restaurants, coffee shops, and karaoke lounges were 40% and 57% in Malaysia and Thailand, respectively. Support for a total ban in air-conditioned venues was high and similar for both countries (82% Malaysian and 90% Thai smokers who believed there was a total ban), but self-reported compliance with bans in such venues was significantly higher in Thailand than in Malaysia (95% vs 51%, P < .001). As expected, reporting a ban in air-conditioned venues was associated with a greater support for a ban in such venues in both countries. © 2010 APJPH.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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