The ban on smoking in public places came into effect in April 2007. The smoking ban was anticipated to produce significant reductions in secondhand smoke exposure (particularly in workplaces and in leisure facilities linked to the hospitality trade) and, linked to this, reductions in mortality.
Questionnaire and Cotinine analysis.
- Repeated cross-sectional study of children in Year 6 on two occasions.
- First survey carried out before ban came into force, second survey carried out with different group of students after ban was introduced.
- On each occasion, just under 2,000 students in 75 primary schools across Wales were asked to provide questionnaire data on own smoking behaviour and exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in public places. They were also asked to provide saliva samples for cotinine analysis to biochemically measure exposure to SHS.
- Cardiff University project information page
- Welsh Government project information page, including links to executive summary and full report of study
- Moore G, Currie D, Gilmore G, Holliday J, Moore L ‘Socioeconomic inequalities in childhood exposure to secondhand smoke before and after smoke-free legislation in three UK countries’. Journal of Public Health. Published online first: 23 March 2012. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fds025.
- Moore G, Currie D, Gilmore G, Holliday J, Moore L. ‘Socioeconomic inequalities in childhood exposure to secondhand smoke before and after smokefree legislation in three UK countries’. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2012, 66:A21-A22
- Moore G, Holliday J, Moore L. ‘Socioeconomic patterning in changes in child exposure to secondhand smoke after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Wales’. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2011, 13(5): 328-335.
- Holliday J, Moore G, Moore L. ‘Changes in child exposure to secondhand smoke after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Wales: A repeated cross-sectional study’. BMC Public Health 2009, 9(1):430.