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Article: Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposures: Workplace exposures, related perceptions of SHS risk, and reactions to smoking in catering workers in smoking and nonsmoking premises

TitleSecondhand smoke (SHS) exposures: Workplace exposures, related perceptions of SHS risk, and reactions to smoking in catering workers in smoking and nonsmoking premises
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Issue Date2011
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Nicotine And Tobacco Research, 2011, v. 13 n. 5, p. 344-352 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: Smoke-free workplace legislation often exempts certain venues. Do smoking (exempted) and nonsmoking (nonexempted) catering premises' workers in Hong Kong report different perceptions of risk from and reactions to nearby smoking as well as actual exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS)? Methods: In a cross-sectional survey of 204 nonsmoking catering workers, those from 67 premises where smoking is allowed were compared with workers from 36 nonsmoking premises in Hong Kong on measures of perceptions of risk and behavioral responses to self-reported SHS exposure, plus independent exposure assessment using urinary cotinine. Results: Self-reported workplace SHS exposure prevalence was 57% (95% CI = 49%-65%) in premises prohibiting and 100% (95% CI = 92%-100%) in premises permitting smoking (p < .001). Workers in smoking-permitted premises perceived workplace air quality as poorer (odds ratio [OR] = 9.3, 95% CI = 4.2-20.9) with higher associated risks (OR = 3.7, 95% CI = 1.6-8.6) than workers in smoking-prohibited premises. Workers in smoking-prohibited premises were more bothered by (OR = 0.2, 95% CI = 0.1-0.5) and took more protective action to avoid SHS (OR = 0.2, 95% CI = 0.1-0.4) than workers in smoking-permitted premises. Nonwork exposure was negatively associated with being always bothered by nearby smoking (OR = 0.3, 95% CI = 0.1-0.9), discouraging nearby smoking (OR = 0.5, 95% CI = 0.2-1.1), and discouraging home smoking (OR = 0.4, 95% CI = 0.2-0.9). Urinary cotinine levels were inversely related to workers' avoidance behavior but positively related to their perceived exposure-related risks. Conclusions: Different workplace smoking restrictions predicted actual SHS exposure, exposure-related risk perception, and protective behaviors. Workers from smoking-permitted premises perceived greater SHS exposure-related risks but were more tolerant of these than workers in smoking-prohibited premises. This tolerance might indirectly increase both work and nonwork exposures. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146638
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.811
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.904
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Government05060661
Funding Information:

Health and Health Services Research Fund of Hong Kong Government (05060661).

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dc.contributor.authorLu, SQen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorPsychol, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, LCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, HKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorRepace, JLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, SMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08T09:01:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-08T09:01:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNicotine And Tobacco Research, 2011, v. 13 n. 5, p. 344-352en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1462-2203en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146638-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Smoke-free workplace legislation often exempts certain venues. Do smoking (exempted) and nonsmoking (nonexempted) catering premises' workers in Hong Kong report different perceptions of risk from and reactions to nearby smoking as well as actual exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS)? Methods: In a cross-sectional survey of 204 nonsmoking catering workers, those from 67 premises where smoking is allowed were compared with workers from 36 nonsmoking premises in Hong Kong on measures of perceptions of risk and behavioral responses to self-reported SHS exposure, plus independent exposure assessment using urinary cotinine. Results: Self-reported workplace SHS exposure prevalence was 57% (95% CI = 49%-65%) in premises prohibiting and 100% (95% CI = 92%-100%) in premises permitting smoking (p < .001). Workers in smoking-permitted premises perceived workplace air quality as poorer (odds ratio [OR] = 9.3, 95% CI = 4.2-20.9) with higher associated risks (OR = 3.7, 95% CI = 1.6-8.6) than workers in smoking-prohibited premises. Workers in smoking-prohibited premises were more bothered by (OR = 0.2, 95% CI = 0.1-0.5) and took more protective action to avoid SHS (OR = 0.2, 95% CI = 0.1-0.4) than workers in smoking-permitted premises. Nonwork exposure was negatively associated with being always bothered by nearby smoking (OR = 0.3, 95% CI = 0.1-0.9), discouraging nearby smoking (OR = 0.5, 95% CI = 0.2-1.1), and discouraging home smoking (OR = 0.4, 95% CI = 0.2-0.9). Urinary cotinine levels were inversely related to workers' avoidance behavior but positively related to their perceived exposure-related risks. Conclusions: Different workplace smoking restrictions predicted actual SHS exposure, exposure-related risk perception, and protective behaviors. Workers from smoking-permitted premises perceived greater SHS exposure-related risks but were more tolerant of these than workers in smoking-prohibited premises. This tolerance might indirectly increase both work and nonwork exposures. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofNicotine and Tobacco Researchen_HK
dc.rightsThis is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Nicotine & Tobacco Research following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2011, v. 13 n. 5, p. 344-352 is available online at: http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/13/5/344-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAir Pollutants, Occupational - analysis - poisoning-
dc.subject.meshFood Services - legislation and jurisprudence - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPerception-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.subject.meshTobacco Smoke Pollution - adverse effects - analysis-
dc.titleSecondhand smoke (SHS) exposures: Workplace exposures, related perceptions of SHS risk, and reactions to smoking in catering workers in smoking and nonsmoking premisesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLai, HK:laihk@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGhee, SM:smmcghee@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ntr/ntr001en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21430065-
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dc.identifier.volume13en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage344en_HK
dc.identifier.epage352en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000290087000007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.relation.projectRisks from passive smoking by workers in the catering industry-
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