USA: the Smoking Ban may extend to private homes

Bans on Smoking in public places has caused a reduction in the area and the house. American scientists have analyzed the data obtained from nationally representative studies on tobacco Smoking at home and found that people who lived in the districts where there is a complete ban Smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars, most likely completely abandoned area in the home. Because many children at home, they don't want to do passive smokers.

However, lead researcher Stanton Glanz, Professor of medicine at the University of California States: "Although the purpose of the law on air protection is the reduction of passive Smoking in public places, our results show that these legislative measures have downsides, stimulating Smoking at home, and the resulting need to protect children and other family members from secondhand smoke"

"As the house remains the main source of passive Smoking for children, the legislation requires further modernisation to encourage voluntary refusal from Smoking at home," he concluded.

Another study, published in the same journal showed that the number of complete cessation in U.S. homes rose more than threefold, from 1992-1993 in 2006-2007. However, only half of the families with children are not fully smokers. The least increase of Smoking in African-American families. Significantly fewer non-Smoking families below the poverty line, families with lower levels of education and in countries with a high prevalence of Smoking, " says the study's lead author Karen Messer ,Professor and Director of the Center for biostatistics, the University of California.

"Effective measures for the prevention of Smoking among smokers family members at home is simply necessary, and this study can help to identify populations that need such intervention," she added.

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