ERIC Number: EJ744452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Texas College Students' Opinions of No-Smoking Policies, Secondhand Smoke, and Smoking in Public Places
Loukas, Alexandra; Garcia, Marcie R.; Gottlieb, Nell H.
Journal of American College Health, v55 n1 p27-32 Jul-Aug 2006
The authors examined college student opinions of no-smoking policies, secondhand smoke, and smoking in public places. A convenience sample of 1,188 (66.4% female; 26.9% White, 64.1% Black, and 9.0% Hispanic) students attending 5 Texas colleges volunteered to complete a 60-item anonymous survey on tobacco attitudes and behaviors. Results of our study showed that women, Black students, and nonsmoking students reported the most favorable attitudes toward no smoking. Male students, white students, and students who smoked in the past 30 days (current smokers) reported the least favorable attitudes. The lowest level of agreement by all subgroups was provided for prohibiting smoking everywhere on campus (inside and outside of buildings). Implications for tobacco control on college campuses are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Smoking, Student Surveys, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Educational Policy, Campuses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas