Navigation Links
Indiana University research at American Public Health Association meeting
Date:10/26/2008

luenced by what others think

A growing amount of research is finding that smoke-free air laws help smokers quit or reduce the amount that they smoke. Rather than changing smokers' own attitudes about smoking, the influence of the policies, particularly the strong ones, might lie more in changing smokers' perceptions of other people's attitudes about smoking -- changing the perceived social norms, according to an Indiana University study involving smoke-free air laws in four Texas communities. "Everyone knows it's unhealthy to smoke," said Jon Macy, the study's lead researcher. "Our study suggests that the success of strong smoke-free air policies may be more about changing the social acceptability of smoking." The IU study used a telephone survey of 407 adults to compare perceived norms about smoking between adults living in two cities with strong smoke-free air laws and adults living in two cities with weak smoke-free air laws. Those who lived in cities with a strong smoke-free air law perceived a lower prevalence of smoking in their city, were less likely to report that other people in their city believed smoking was acceptable, and were more likely to report that people in their city believed that smokers should take measures to not smoke. Macy said that while researchers are aware that smoke-free air policies, which are designed primarily to protect the public from the harm of secondhand tobacco smoke, also influence smoking behavior, the mechanism or cause has not been nailed down. This study offers one possible explanation. Macy said insights provided by this study could help with public communication messages that accompany smoke-free air policies. The messages, for example, could tap into the impact societal norms have on smoking behavior.

Macy, a researcher in IU's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, can be reached at 812-856-0840 and jtmacy@indiana.edu. Rachel Gross, with the Cente
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Daugherty
amadaugh@indiana.edu
812-856-3136
Indiana University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Indiana U researchers launch social networking and research management tool for scientists
2. Indiana U scientists uncover potential key to better drugs to fight toxoplasmosis parasite
3. BIO-key(R) Receives New Mobile Data Contract Award From Indiana Police Agency
4. BIO-key(R) Receives New Mobile Data Contract Award From Indiana Police Agency
5. Soybean varieties viable in southern Indiana, resistant to root-knot nematode
6. Fighting pollution the poplar way: Trees to clean up Indiana site
7. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers help find that hypnosis can induce synesthesia
8. Northwest climate change is target of $3.2M in grants to University of Oregon
9. Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University
10. University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to rainforest debate
11. University success at national engineering awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Indiana University research at American Public Health Association meeting
(Date:5/8/2015)... Calif. , May 8, 2015 Synaptics Inc. ... solutions, today announced that members of the executive management team ... Morgan 43rd Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Date: ... Hotel in Boston, MA ... 27, 2015 Time: 2:45pm ET Location: The New York Palace ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its ... the first week of May, 2015 and will be ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive ... company as Wocket® enters the consumer market. We would ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Increasing adoption ... advancement to drive biometric systems market in ... According to a recently released TechSci ... ", biometric systems market in Saudi ... at CAGR of over 22% through 2020. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 2Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 3Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 3
... WASHINGTON Georgetown University hosts a panel discussion ... the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), which ... (HHS), to two premier scientific journals that they redact ... science that could have both good and bad ...
... Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of ... to the National Academy of Engineering. Peter C. Farrell, founder, ... Council of Advisors of the Dean of the Jacobs School, ... National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional ...
... The Forsyth Institute announced today that it will receive ... Melinda Gates Foundation,s Grand Challenges in Global Health program, ... creating new tools that can radically improve health in ... the Global Infectious Disease Research Center at Forsyth will ...
Cached Biology News:Georgetown hosts forum to discuss government request of journals to redact scientific data 2UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering 2UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering 3UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering 4UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering 5UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering 6The Forsyth Institute receives Grand Challenges tuberculosis biomarkers grant 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Research ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Neuroprotection - ... This report describes the role of ... injuries of the nervous system as well as ... many of the underlying mechanisms of damage to ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 BioNorth Texas (BioNorthTX), ... representing the life sciences industry in northern region ... meeting at The Foundry in Dallas on April ... brought together a broad spectrum of biotech professionals ... organization's early successes in partnering with key life ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... New York and London (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 ... CFD-focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, announced ... Solid Research, Inc. (PSRI). CD-adapco will provide state-of-the-art ... PSRI members will share their expertise and experiences ... chemical and refining industry members and advance the ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... Georgia (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 ... National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN) recently signed ... of 3D printing plastic resins using nanocellulose, a ... constraint of 3D printing is the limited number ... provide inadequate mechanical strength to printed parts for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 2Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 3BioNorthTX Holds Inaugural Board of Directors Meeting 2BioNorthTX Holds Inaugural Board of Directors Meeting 3CD-adapco and PSRI Chartering New Course in Particle Flow Simulations 2American Process Inc. Announces Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Make 3D Printing Plastic Resins Stronger and More Sustainable 2American Process Inc. Announces Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Make 3D Printing Plastic Resins Stronger and More Sustainable 3
... Inc., of,Norwood, Massachusetts, announced today that it has ... Control Systems, Inc., of Dublin, CA. The terms ... F Control Systems manufactures and markets milk preservative,products ... world. Their,patented preservatives ensure component analysis accuracy through ...
... Dr. Brad Thompson, President,and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ... the Company at the Maxim Group Growth Conference at,2:30 ... is being held at the,Grand Hyatt Hotel in New ... presentation is available at, http://www.wsw.com/webcast/maxim/oncy/ on the company,s ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,an acute care specialty pharmaceutical company, today ... the company,s management team. David,St. Peter, M.D. joins ... Affairs. Dr. St. Peter was previously with inVentiv ... 2001, most recently,serving on their Executive Team as ...
Cached Biology Technology:Advanced Instruments Acquires D & F Control Systems Inc. 2Media Advisory - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. to Present at Maxim Group Growth Conference 2Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Adds Experienced Physician Dr. David St. Peter to Leadership Team 2
... High Throughput Processing of Microarrays Using ... ,FAST Frame multiple slide plate is designed ... the corresponding multi-well incubation chambers in a ... microarrays. The footprint dimensions meet the standards ...
... ProXPRESS 2D Proteomic Imaging System, Professional Package ... a Wide Dynamic Range: The ProXPRESS 2D ... in imaging system for both proteomic and ... provides unparalleled flexibility, enabling the use of ...
... Blot includes 7 ... isolated from Alzheimer's-diseased brain ... postcentral gyrus, frontal lobe, ... occipital lobe and cerebellum. ...
... Progenitors, Rabbit, and media. Cryo-preserved cells in ... at passage 25 (approx), supplied with kit ... is supplied as a long-term culture, and ... months of continuous growth from the date ...
Biology Products: