Longitudinal study of household smoking ban adoption among households with at least one smoker: associated factors, barriers, and smoker support.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Volume 10, Issue 3, p.533-40 (2008)


2008, 258, Adult, Aged, Attitude to Health, Behavior, Addictive, Family Health, Female, Humans, Intention, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Oregon, Power (Psychology), Questionnaires, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Social Support, Tobacco Smoke Pollution, Tobacco Use Disorder


We conducted a longitudinal study among Oregon households with at least one smoker to assess smoking-related associations with ban adoption, to examine smoker support for bans, and to examine barriers to ban establishment. We followed a cohort of 1,604 baseline survey respondents for a median time of 21 months and re-interviewed 825 respondents (51.4% response rate). Of these, 512 did not have a full household ban in place at baseline. Thirty-two percent of the respondents without a ban at baseline adopted a full ban. Baseline smoking-related factors associated with ban adoption were: longer time until first cigarette, stage of change, and attitudes towards respondent's smoking. Associated follow-up factors included cessation and reduced consumption. Ninety-one percent of respondents reported smoker support of a ban. Future work should focus on ban establishment in households with more highly addicted smokers.