Study objective-The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a smoke free programme implemented at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1996.
This programme included a prohibition to smoke in university buildings everywhere except in limited areas, and a smoking cessation counselling service.
Methods-Surveys were conducted before and four months after the programme was implemented, in representative samples of programme participants (n=833) and university members not exposed to the programme (n=1023).
In retrospective assessments, participants reported being less bothered by environmental tobacco smoke after programme implementation, but no between group difference was detected in prospective assessments.
Relationships between smokers and non-smokers improved moderately in the intervention group and remained unchanged in the comparison group (between group p=0.001).
Proportions of smokers who attempted to quit smoking in the past four months increased from 2.0% to 3.8% in the intervention group and remained unchanged at 3.5% in the comparison group (between group difference : p=0.048).
No impact on smoking prevalence (25%) was detected.
The programme was appreciated by university members, although some of its modalities were criticised.
Conclusion-A regulation prohibiting smoking everywhere but in limited areas of university buildings was acceptable and reduced the perception of bother by environmental tobacco smoke. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Tabagisme, Sevrage toxique, Tabac, Education santé, Prévention, Tabagisme passif, Santé et environnement, Evaluation, Court terme, Homme, Etudiant, Suisse, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Tobacco smoking, Detoxification, Tobacco, Health education, Prevention, Passive smoking, Health and environment, Evaluation, Short term, Human, Student, Switzerland, Europe
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Cote : 99-0503375
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 22/03/2000.