Smoke-free rules in homes and cars among smokers and nonsmokers in Minnesota

Michael J. Parks, John H. Kingsbury, Raymond G. Boyle, Sharrilyn Evered

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    We examined prevalence and predictors of comprehensive smokefree household rules (ie, smoke-free homes and cars) among smokers and nonsmokers in Minnesota. Data came from the 2014 Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey; weighted analyses consisted of descriptive analyses and multivariate logistic regression analyses. Most adult smokers implemented home-only smoke-free rules (43%) while most nonsmokers implemented comprehensive smoke-free rules (home and car; 85%). Comprehensive smokefree rules were more common among people with high socioeconomic status (SES), married people, and people who did not live with a smoker; those with a child in the home were more likely to implement smoke-free homes but not smoke-free cars. Public health practitioners should focus on addressing the majority of smokers who do not implement comprehensive smoke-free household rules, such as low-SES populations, and addressing caregivers who do not implement smoke-free car rules.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number170355
    JournalPreventing Chronic Disease
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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