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Conference Paper: Impact of the smokefree legislation on smoking behavior and attitudes of quitting among fathers with infants under 18-months in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study

TitleImpact of the smokefree legislation on smoking behavior and attitudes of quitting among fathers with infants under 18-months in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences public health and safety
Issue Date2011
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
The 19th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11 August 2011. In Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011, v. 65 suppl. 1, p. A97, abstract no. P1-108 How to Cite?
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Hong Kong has implemented the Smokefree legislation since January 2007 and smoking is prohibited in vast public and covered areas thereafter. The Smoke free legislation aims to protect people from exposing to SHS and motivating smokers to quit. This study explored the effect of the legislation on the smoking behavior and their attitudes of quitting among fathers of newborn babies. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional survey on families with a smoking father, a non-smoking mother and an infant under 18 months recruited at the Maternal and Child Health Centres from June 2008 to October 2009. Frequencies showed the changes in fathers’ household smoking behaviour and their attitudes of quitting after the legislation. RESULTS: 1112 fathers completed the baseline questionnaire and their mean age was 35.5 (67.0) years and had been smoking for 17.9 (67.2) years. 96% (1054/1097) were aware of the legislation, 27.3% (299/1097) reported they had less SHS exposure and 27% (296/1097) had smoked less at home after the enactment of the legislation. However, the majority of them had no changes in their desire to quit (63.7%, 699/1097), perceived importance of quitting (70.3%, 771/1097), perceived confidence of quitting (73%, 801/1097) and perceived difficulty of quitting (75.6%, 829/1097) compared before the legislation. CONCLUSION: This study showed that some fathers improved their smoking behaviours after the Smokefree legislation but a majority had no change in attitudes towards quitting. The HK government should therefore promote the importance of quitting to the public and allocate more resources to the smoking cessation services.
DescriptionPoster Session 1: Epidemiology and policy: P1-108
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146991
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, JPLen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_US
dc.contributor.authorEmmons, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:51:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:51:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 19th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11 August 2011. In Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011, v. 65 suppl. 1, p. A97, abstract no. P1-108en_US
dc.identifier.issn0143-005X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146991-
dc.descriptionPoster Session 1: Epidemiology and policy: P1-108-
dc.descriptionThis journal supplement contains programme and abstracts of the IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2011-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Hong Kong has implemented the Smokefree legislation since January 2007 and smoking is prohibited in vast public and covered areas thereafter. The Smoke free legislation aims to protect people from exposing to SHS and motivating smokers to quit. This study explored the effect of the legislation on the smoking behavior and their attitudes of quitting among fathers of newborn babies. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional survey on families with a smoking father, a non-smoking mother and an infant under 18 months recruited at the Maternal and Child Health Centres from June 2008 to October 2009. Frequencies showed the changes in fathers’ household smoking behaviour and their attitudes of quitting after the legislation. RESULTS: 1112 fathers completed the baseline questionnaire and their mean age was 35.5 (67.0) years and had been smoking for 17.9 (67.2) years. 96% (1054/1097) were aware of the legislation, 27.3% (299/1097) reported they had less SHS exposure and 27% (296/1097) had smoked less at home after the enactment of the legislation. However, the majority of them had no changes in their desire to quit (63.7%, 699/1097), perceived importance of quitting (70.3%, 771/1097), perceived confidence of quitting (73%, 801/1097) and perceived difficulty of quitting (75.6%, 829/1097) compared before the legislation. CONCLUSION: This study showed that some fathers improved their smoking behaviours after the Smokefree legislation but a majority had no change in attitudes towards quitting. The HK government should therefore promote the importance of quitting to the public and allocate more resources to the smoking cessation services.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Epidemiology & Community Healthen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Copyright © BMJ Publishing Group.-
dc.subjectMedical sciences public health and safety-
dc.titleImpact of the smokefree legislation on smoking behavior and attitudes of quitting among fathers with infants under 18-months in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional studyen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, DYP: dorisl@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYau, JPL: yaujo@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, GM: gmleung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailEmmons, K: h0499273@hkusua.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, DYP=rp00465en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, AYM=rp00405en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, GM=rp00460en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jech.2011.142976d.1-
dc.identifier.hkuros199687en_US
dc.identifier.volume65-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spageA97-
dc.identifier.epageA97-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000293901800249-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.description.otherThe 19th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11 August 2011. In Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011, v. 65 suppl. 1, p. A97, abstract no. P1-108-

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