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Tobacco Induced Diseases

, 12:6

First Online: 27 March 2014Received: 27 December 2013Accepted: 21 March 2014DOI: 10.1186-1617-9625-12-6

Cite this article as: Olowookere, S.A., Adepoju, E.G. & Gbolahan, O.O. Tob. Induced Dis. 2014 12: 6. doi:10.1186-1617-9625-12-6

Abstract

ObjectiveThis study determined the awareness and attitude towards the Osun state prohibition of smoking in public places law.

MethodDescriptive cross-sectional study design. 520 consenting respondents recruited using a convenience sampling method were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire covering their smoking pattern, awareness and attitude towards the law of prohibition of smoking in public places in Osun State. Data analyzed using descriptive and chi-square statistics.

ResultsOnly 38% were aware of the law while none had seen the document. Fifty six percent felt cigarette smoking is a problem that required the law to be implemented, while only 20% agreed that the law will stop tobacco use. The radio 58%, bill boards 45% and newspapers 44% were the major sources of awareness of the law. The perception of risk posed to the public and family health by cigarette smoking was poor among the participants.

ConclusionThere is poor awareness and attitude to the law of prohibition of smoking in public places in Osun State. It is necessary to increase sensitization of the general public and enforcement of the law.

KeywordsLaw on cigarette smoking prohibition Public places Osun state Nigeria  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Samuel Anu Olowookere - Ebenezer Gbenga Adepoju - Olalere Omoyosola Gbolahan

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