Should we bother with second-hand smoke exposure if smoking is on track? A poorly explored discrepancy in Denmark

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Abstract

The recognition of the serious health-damaging effects of tobacco smoke exposure has initiated several preventive programmes on the national and international levels worldwide. In the last decade, a considerable decrease in the prevalence of active smoking was observed in Denmark, changing the country from a poor to a favourable position in comparison to other EU countries. However, second-hand tobacco smoke exposure, especially in homes, still ranks Denmark among the problematic countries in Europe. This poorly recognised and studied discrepancy calls for further research and effective targeted interventions on population level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-475
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • active smoking
  • anti-smoking policy
  • behaviour change
  • Denmark
  • second-hand tobacco smoke exposure
  • targeted intervention
  • tobacco smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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