The status of local smoking regulations in North Carolina following a state preemption bill.
- To determine the number and protectiveness of local smoking regulations adopted before the implementation of a preemptive statewide smoking control bill.
- 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.
- 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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0275736
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 01/03/1996.