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|Publisher:||臺北市 ： 國立臺灣師範大學衛生教育學系 衛生教育研究所|
This study aims to investigate the current situation and the effectiveness of the Tobacco Hazards Control Act including the protection of non-smokers from the hazards of second-hand smoke and the behavior change of smoker in government owned offices as the Act has been implemented in Taiwan since 1997. The self-administered questionnaires were mailed to government employees with 1107 respondents among them were 766 employees without responsibilities of tobacco control. The following results were found: The work of tobacco control was not implemented thoroughly. The work done most thoroughly was the posting of non-smoking sings; however, the dissemination of educational information needed to be enforced. More than half of the employees knew there were colleagues smoking in the designated non-smoking areas; however, only 7% knew there were cases caught by the inspectors. The non-smokers helped themselves by dissuading the smokers to distinguish the cigarettes. The more the rigorous degree the worksite supplemented the Act, the higher possibility that the respondents will dissuade the unlawful smoking behavior. Less than 3% of the respondents knew their smoking colleagues reduced the amount of cigarett4es they smoked or quit smoking. The current occasional smokers and the respondents who worked in a worksite implementing the Act more clear-cut and rigorous were more aware about it. Forty percent of the smokers tried to reduce the amount of cigarettes they smoked, and eight percent tried to quit; however, Forty-eight percent of the smokers did not change their smoking behavior. The degree of rigor had nothing to do with the behavior change of smokers. Non-smokers tended to consider the Act less effective in their worksite than smokers although they also considered it more sensible. The rigorous the situation the higher possibility the smokers were impacted. Based on the finings the researchers recommended that the dissemination of the educational information and the implementation of inspection needed to be enforced. Also, the work should be done more rigors and clear-cut. The further research should be conducted in worksites other than government agencies and used the direct measurement and combined with bio-makers to get more valid results.
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