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  1. The status of local smoking regulations in North Carolina following a state preemption bill.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    - To determine the number and protectiveness of local smoking regulations adopted before the implementation of a preemptive statewide smoking control bill.

    Method

    - Review of local smoking control regulations from all 100 counties and 85 municipalities with populations greater than 5000 in North Carolina.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Adoption of local smoking control regulations before and during the 3-month delay in enactment of the preemptive bill.

    Protectiveness of regulations was based on restrictions on smoking and requirements for separate ventilation systems at private work sites :

    • none (smoking unrestricted) ;

    • minimal (smoking restricted to designated areas) ;

    • partial (smoking restricted to designated areas served by separate ventilation systems) ;

    • and complete (smoking prohibited).

    Because some regulations would be phased in gradually over the next 5 years, we evaluated the requirements that will be in effect by January 1,2000.

    Results

    - Between July 15 and October 15,1993, the number of local smoking regulations in North Carolina increased from 16 to 105.

    By the year 2000,59% of private employees still will not be guaranteed any protection from work site environmental tobacco smoke ; 19% will have minimal protection, 22% will have partial protection, and none will have complete protection.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Régulation, Etat, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Homme, Toxicité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Regulation(control), State, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Human, Toxicity

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0275736

    Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 01/03/1996.