HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cancer center study shows state's workplace smoking laws are effective

Researchers at the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center report that Californias legislation prohibiting cigarette smoking in indoor workplaces is proving effective at reducing the amount of exposure to secondhand smoke among adult workers. These findings, based on data from telephone surveys conducted in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1999, are reported in the May 2002 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Over the past decade, Californians have reported steadily decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace, as well as increased smoke-free home environments, which indicates that clean air legislation combined with education is making an impact, said the studys principal author, Elizabeth A. Gilpin, M.S. Although enforcement of workplace smoking restrictions continues to be a concern, these results are very encouraging. Gilpin is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center and clinical professor of biostatistics at the UCSD School of Medicine.

Gilpin and colleagues report that the percentage of smoke-free workplaces in California increased from 35 percent in 1990 to more than 93 percent in 1999. The number of smoke-free homes doubled, from 36 percent in 1992 to 73 percent in 1999; importantly, nearly half of adult smokers reported living in smoke-free homes in 1999.

Being unable to smoke in ones home establishes norms against smoking around non-smokers, while also protecting children from asthma and other serious illnesses that can be triggered by secondhand smoke, explained Gilpin.

The UCSD report is based on analysis of the large, cross-sectional California Tobacco Surveys conducted by the Cancer Center periodically throughout the 1990s for the California Department of Health Services. The surveys included randomly selected adults over the age of 18.

Californias first comprehensive governmental tobacco control program was initiated in 1989, funded by Propositio
'"/>

Contact: Nancy Stringer
nstringer@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego
24-Apr-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer in patients with hepatitis C
2. Olson family donates $1 million to Arizona Cancer Center
3. Cancer vaccines: A two-pronged attack?
4. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI
5. ESMO and Imedex announce partnership for the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
6. UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Center is first in Texas to treat patients with TomoTherapy
7. Cancer researchers seek to predict tumor growth
8. UGA professor receives $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute for breast cancer research
9. Cancer patients in Europe unite with doctors
10. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers identify novel target for detecting ovarian cancer in blood
11. Cancer burden seen even many years after diagnosis

Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 The American College ... events in June. They will hold a webinar on ... a two-day class on Classical Chinese Medicine. , Webinar ... Dr. Steve Given, the Dean of Clinical Education, will ... new First Professional Doctorate program. ACTCM is currently developing ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... ( http://www.xareltolawsuit2015.com/ ) filed on behalf of individuals ... complications due to its use continue to move ... of Louisiana. According to a Pretrial Order dated ... governing the preservation of documents and electronically stored ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Combination therapy, or ... for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) as the ... AstraZeneca plc as well as Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim ... position. But will market payers, clinicians and patients ... products to completely new ones? , In spite ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 Family, friends, students, ... world-renowned surgical oncologist, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, on Monday, ... luncheon began after Grand Rounds in the hospital’s Tower ... anxiously outside the auditorium, trying to keep the secret. ... if he sees me, he’ll know something is up,” ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Memorial Day weekend ... Amica Insurance is offering some tips to help promote ... Council, there will be 383 traffic fatalities this Memorial Day ... the National Highway Traffic Safety Association: , ... the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt, whether they’re driving or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ACTCM Announces Upcoming June Events 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 4Health News:Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Therapeutics Market Discussed in In-demand FirstWord Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Colleagues Surprise Dr. LaSalle Leffall with 85th Birthday Celebration 2Health News:Amica Has 4 Road Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015  Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) ... Greg Watson , the company,s vice president of operations, was ... common stock, at a per share exercise price of $0.43, ... option was granted pursuant to Cardica, Inc.,s Inducement Plan, which ... 2015 under Rule 5653(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Market for ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) ... D offsets included in the Energy & Commerce ... the 21st Century Cures initiative can only be advanced ... – Medicare – then its costs outweigh any ... "Leveraging payments to Part D plans ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 21, 2015 ... Arzneimittelfälschungen - Zwecks Leistungsvergleich zur Expertise ... auf EG-Mitgliedstaaten verwiesen, in denen uneingeschränkt ... Wählen Sie ein Aegate-Land: beispielsweise BELGIEN ... zur Bekämpfung von Arzneimittelfälschungen (FMD) handelt ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardica Announces New Employment Inducement Grant 2EU-Arzneimittel-Richtlinie für gefälschte Medikamente; Aegate-Zusammenfassung als reale Bewertung aus Belgien 2EU-Arzneimittel-Richtlinie für gefälschte Medikamente; Aegate-Zusammenfassung als reale Bewertung aus Belgien 3
Cached News: