This study examines the support for smoke-free public places in SSA and delineates their correlates. No SSA country had comprehensive smoke-free policies, defined as a prohibition of smoking in eight public places.
Support for smoking prohibition in bars was Factors associated with support for smoke-free bars differed across the four countries, but in all countries, current smokers had decreased odds of support for smoke-free bars. Knowledge of secondhand smoke harm and living in smoke-free homes were associated with increased odds of support for smoke-free bars in all countries except Kenya.
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Implications Much of the population in SSA is not protected by comprehensive smoke-free policies. It was found that the overwhelming majority of adults in four large countries in SSA support the prohibition of smoking in public places and that knowledge Women in Huntsville looking for sex the health dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke and home smoking rules increased support for the prohibition.
High support for the prohibition of smoking in these four SSA countries suggests tobacco control proponents should advocate for comprehensive smoke-free policies. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.