Trainer, E and Gall, S and Smith, A and Terry, K, Public perceptions of the tobacco-free generation in Tasmania: adults and adolescents, Tobacco Control, 26 pp. 458-460. ISSN 0964-4563 (2017) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2016 British Medical Journal
METHODS: Data were collected via 2 cross-sectional studies in 2014. 1 was a telephone survey of 600 randomly sampled Tasmanians aged 18 years or over, the other a pencil and paper survey of 1888 Tasmanian secondary school students aged 12-17 years. Regression models were used to examine characteristics associated with support for adults and adolescents, weighted to account for sampling and the Tasmanian population.
RESULTS: Support for the TFG proposal was 75% among Tasmanian adults. Majority support extends across all sociodemographic subgroups, including 72% of current smokers. Support was higher among females and those educated up to year 12. Of those aged 12-17 years, 68% supported the TFG proposal, including 64% of those born after the year 2000, who would be directly affected by the TFG proposal. Support was higher among non-smokers and those born before the year 2000.
CONCLUSIONS/IMPLICATIONS: There is strong public support for the TFG proposal in Tasmania, even among smokers and people born after the year 2000.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||End game, Prevention, Public opinion, Public policy|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Preventive Medicine|
|Objective Group:||Health and Support Services|
|Objective Field:||Health Policy Evaluation|
|Author:||Gall, S (Dr Seana Gall)|
|Year Published:||2017 (online first 2016)|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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