Voluntary home smoking ban: Prevalence, trend and determinants in Italy

Silvano Gallus, Alessandra Lugo, Giuseppe Gorini, Paolo Colombo, Roberta Pacifici, Esteve Fernandez

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To investigate voluntary home smoking bans, we analysed five nationally representative surveys on 15 175 adults conducted in Italy in 2011-2015. Overall, 61% of Italians (69% of non-smokers and 32% of current smokers) adopted a complete home smoking ban. Although families with children more frequently live in smoke-free homes, still the majority of current smokers living with children admit smoking inside their homes. Complete home smoking bans are substantially increasing in Italy, and an acceleration of this trend is expected with the 2016 implementation of a new tobacco control legislation aimed at decreasing the social acceptability of smoking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-844
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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