Student, faculty, and staff approval of university smoke/tobacco-free policies: an analysis of campus newspaper articles
Seitz, Christopher M.
Greiner, Birgit A.
Davoren, Martin P.
Sage Publications Ltd.
Objective: To provide a nontraditional source of data to university policymakers regarding student, faculty, and staff approval of university smoke/tobacco-free policies, as published through campus newspaper articles. Methods: From January to April 2016, a total of 2523 articles were retrieved concerning campus smoking/tobacco at 4-year, public universities. Of these, 54 articles met the inclusion factors, which described 30 surveys about campus approval of tobacco-free policies and 24 surveys about smoke-free policies. Results: In all, the surveys included more than 130 000 respondents. With the exception of 4 surveys, all reported that the most of the respondents approved a tobacco/smoke-free campus policy. Conclusions: Although the study had several limitations, the findings provide a synthesis from a nontraditional data source that is consistent with findings from the peer-reviewed literature, in which most of the students, faculty, and staff on university campuses approve of smoke/tobacco-free campus policies.
University , Smoking , Tobacco , Policy , Opinion
Seitz, C. M., Kabir, Z., Greiner, B. A. and Davoren, M. P. (2018) 'Student, faculty, and staff approval of university smoke/tobacco-free policies: an analysis of campus newspaper articles', Tobacco Use Insights, 11, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1177/1179173X18765127
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