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College anti-smoking policies and student smoking behavior: a review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in Tobacco Induced Diseases, February 2017
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Title
College anti-smoking policies and student smoking behavior: a review of the literature
Published in
Tobacco Induced Diseases, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12971-017-0117-z
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Authors

Brooke L. Bennett, Melodi Deiner, Pallav Pokhrel

Abstract

Currently, most college campuses across the U.S. in some way address on-campus cigarette smoking, mainly through policies that restrict smoking on campus premises. However, it is not well understood whether college-level anti-smoking policies help reduce cigarette smoking among students. In addition, little is known about policies that may have an impact on student smoking behavior. This study attempted to address these issues through a literature review. A systematic literature review was performed. To identify relevant studies, the following online databases were searched using specific keywords: Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Studies that met the exclusion and inclusion criteria were selected for review. Studies were not excluded based on the type of anti-smoking policy studied. Total 11 studies were included in the review. The majority of the studies (54.5%) were cross-sectional in design, 18% were longitudinal, and the rest involved counting cigarette butts or smokers. Most studies represented more women than men and more Whites than individuals of other ethnic/racial groups. The majority (54.5%) of the studies evaluated 100% smoke-free or tobacco-free campus policies. Other types of policies studied included the use of partial smoking restriction and integration of preventive education and/or smoking cessation programs into college-level policies. As far as the role of campus smoking policies on reducing student smoking behavior is concerned, the results of the cross-sectional studies were mixed. However, the results of the two longitudinal studies reviewed were promising in that policies were found to significantly reduce smoking behavior and pro-smoking attitudes over time. More longitudinal studies are needed to better understand the role of college anti-smoking policies on student smoking behavior. Current data indicate that stricter, more comprehensive policies, and policies that incorporate prevention and cessation programming, produce better results in terms of reducing smoking behavior.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 77 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Researcher 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 6%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 23 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 14%
Social Sciences 10 13%
Psychology 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 26 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2017.
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#8,332,597
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#102
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#110,874
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