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Second-hand smoke in Switzerland1

The reports on this topic provide information on passive smoking: place and duration of exposure to secondhand smoke; perceived annoyance with secondhand smoke at various places; knowledge of the harmfulness of secondhand smoke; acceptance of ban on smoking.

Large decline of second-hand smoke exposure in restaurants, cafes and bars

The second-hand smoke exposure has decreased in different places (e.g. restaurants, cafes and bars). Overall, 10% of the 14- to 65-year-olds report on a second-hand smoke exposure of at least 7 hours per week at different locations. 42% indicate no second-hand smoke exposure at all. In 2010, a large decline of second-hand smoke exposure is noted in restaurants, cafes and bars. Compared to 2009, where 62% of the 14- to 65-year-olds reported on second-hand smoke exposure in restaurants, cafes and bars, the exposure has decreased to 36%. Additionally, the second-hand smoke exposure has decreased in event venues, such as cinemas and concert halls, compared to 2009 (37%). In 2010, the second-hand exposure in different venues amounts to 29%. The highest second-hand smoke exposure is noted in discotheques and dance-clubs, and at the home of friends and family. Adolescents and young adults report on a higher degree of exposure than older respondents, especially in discotheques and dance-clubs.

Research report 2010
Short report 2010
Fact sheet 2010

(Publication date of the research report: August 2011)

Journal articel: Keller, R. et al. (2005). Exposure to and annoyance with second-hand smoke in Switzerland: results of the Tobacco Monitoring Survey. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, 50, 370-377.

Radtke, T., Keller, R., Krebs, H. & Hornung, R. (2007). Passivrauchen der Schweizer Bevölkerung 2006. In Bundesamt für Gesundheit (Hrsg.). Suchtforschung des BAG (Band 3: Grundlagenforschung) (S. 12-20). Bern: Bundesamt für Gesundheit.

 

1Radtke, T., Keller, R., Krebs, H. & Hornung, R. (2011). Passivrauchen in der Schweizer Bevölkerung 2010. Tabakmonitoring – Schweizerische Umfrage zum Tabakkonsum. Zürich: Psychologisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Sozial- und Gesundheitspsychologie.

 

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