Laws restricting smoking in public places and workplaces can protect the public only if they are obeyed.
We sought to assess compliance with a Cambridge, Mass, no-smoking ordinance.
We prospectively observed 174 retail stores 1 month before and 3, 11, and 24 months after the law took effect.
At 24 months, we interviewed one employee per store.
Full compliance wit the law was low; at 24 months, only 4% of stores displayed the mandated sign and were free of smokers and smoke.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Evaluation, Acquiescement, Législation, Réglementation, Etude impact, Magasin commercial, Homme, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Evaluation, Compliance attitude, Legislation, Regulation, Impact study, Store, Human, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0265299
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.