Smoke free policies – success stories
As evidence of the harmful impact of exposure to second hand smoke (SHS) has grown, the need for smoke free environments is obvious. Restriction of smoking in public places protects non-smokers from environmental tobacco smoke and reduces consumption (1). Experience in some countries demonstrates that comprehensive smoke free legislation is essential to ensure that all members of the community can enjoy smoke free public places and workplaces.
Experience in Australia and Chile have been published in the series ‘Tools for Advancing Tobacco Control in the XXIst Century. Success stories and lessons learned’.
1. Fichtenberg CM, Glanz SA, Effect of smoke-free workplaces on smoking behaviour: systematic review, British Medical journal, 2002 325: 188