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Secondhand smoke policy and the risk of depression.

Authors
Bandiera-FC; Caban-Martinez-AJ; Arheart-KL; Davila-EP; Fleming-LE; Dietz-NA; Lewis-JE; Fabry-D; Lee-DJ
Source
Ann Behav Med 2010 May; 39(2):198-203
NIOSHTIC No.
20037263
Abstract
Background: Banning smoking in work and public settings leads to immediate reductions in disease burden. However, no previous studies have looked specifically at the impact smoking bans may have on depression. Methods: The 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) uses a cross-sectional design representative of the non-institutionalized civilian US population. Never smoker survey participants >/=18 years of age were selected from the BRFSS (n=41,904) with their self-report of depressive symptoms in the last 2 weeks, as assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire. Models with adjustment for survey design, sociodemographics, alcohol consumption, and work and home smoking policies were considered. Results: Following covariate adjustment, the risk of major depression was significantly higher for those living where smoking was allowed anywhere in the home versus those living in homes with complete smoking bans and in those who indicated that smoking was permitted in their work areas versus those reporting complete workplace smoking bans. Conclusions: Findings from the present analysis support policies that ban smoking in all workplace settings. Interventions designed to eliminate smoking in the home are also needed.
Keywords
Smoking; Respiratory-irritants; Pulmonary-function; Lung; Lung-function; Psychological-effects; Psychological-reactions; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Demographic-characteristics; Author Keywords: Secondhand smoke; Depression; Tobacco policy; Mental health policy
Contact
D. J. Lee, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, P.O. Box 016069 (D-4-11), Miami, FL 33101, USA
CODEN
ABMEEH
Publication Date
20100501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dlee@med.miami.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003915
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0883-6612
Source Name
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
State
FL
Performing Organization
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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