Voluntary smoking bans at home and in the car and smoking cessation, obesity, and self-control

Judith S. Brook, Chenshu Zhang, David W. Brook, Stephen J. Finch

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Abstract

This study of female former and current smokers assessed the associations between voluntary smoking bans at home and in the car and smoking cessation, obesity, and self-control. Data from self-reported female smokers (N = 194) who were in a community-based random cohort at four points in time, from 1983 to 2009, were analyzed. These female participants (M age = 63.7 yr.) were given self-administered questionnaires. Analyses showed that complete smoking bans at home and in the car were positively associated with a greater likelihood of smoking cessation. Complete smoking bans at home and in the car were positively associated with greater self-control. Public health policies should focus on the positive health effects of smoking bans on smoking cessation and greater self-control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-31
Number of pages12
JournalPsychological reports
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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