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dc.contributor.authorALLWRIGHT, SHANE PATRICIA ANN
dc.contributor.authorKELLY, ALAN
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-16T18:23:02Z
dc.date.available2010-12-16T18:23:02Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.submitted2007en
dc.identifier.citationPursell L, Allwright S, O'Donovan D, Paul G, Kelly A, Mullally BJ, D'Eath M, Before and after study of bar workers' perceptions of the impact of smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland, Biomed Central Public Health, 7, 131, 2007, 1 - 13en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/47984
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Objectives: To compare support for, and perceptions of, the impacts of smoke-free workplace legislation among bar workers in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) pre- and post-implementation, and to identify predictors of support for the legislation. METHODS: Setting: Public houses (pubs) in three areas of the ROI. Design: Comparisons pre- and post-implementation of smoke-free workplace legislation. Participants: From a largely non-random selection, 288 bar workers volunteered for the baseline survey; 220 were followed up one year later (76.4%). Outcome measures: Level of support for the legislation, attitude statements concerning potential impacts of the law and modelled predictors of support for the legislation. RESULTS: Pre-implementation 59.5% of participants supported the legislation, increasing to 76.8% post-implementation. Support increased among smokers by 27.3 percentage points from 39.4% to 66.7% (p < 0.001) and among non-smokers by 12.4% percentage points from 68.8% to 81.2% (p = 0.003).Pre-legislation three-quarters of participants agreed that the legislation would make bars more comfortable and was needed to protect workers' health. Post-legislation these proportions increased to over 90% (p < 0.001). However, negative perceptions also increased, particularly for perceptions that the legislation has a negative impact on business (from 50.9% to 62.7%, p = 0.008) and that fewer people would visit pubs (41.8% to 62.7%, p < 0.001). After adjusting for relevant covariates, including responses to the attitude statements, support for the ban increased two to three-fold post-implementation. Regardless of their views on the economic impact, most participants agreed, both pre- and post-implementation, that the legislation was needed to protect bar workers' health. CONCLUSION: Smoke-free legislation had the support of three-quarters of a large sample of bar workers in the ROI. However, this group holds complex sets of both positive and negative perspectives on the legislation. Of particular importance is that negative economic perceptions did not diminish the widely held perception that the ban is needed to protect workers' health.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Tobacco Control through the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society (Republic of Ireland); the National Cancer Institute of the United States (R01 CA90955); Irish Cancer Society; Irish Heart Foundation, Health Service Executive, Western Area, Ireland and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Ireland. Mandate Trade Union provided two prizes for a draw.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiomed Central Public Health;
dc.relation.ispartofseries7;
dc.relation.ispartofseries131;
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dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectTobaccoen
dc.titleBefore and after study of bar workers' perceptions of the impact of smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Irelanden
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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