Public support for smoke-free laws in rural communities.

  title={Public support for smoke-free laws in rural communities.},
  author={Mary Kay Rayens and Ellen J Hahn and Ronald E Langley and Mei Yan Zhang},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND There has been an upward trend in smoke-free laws in countries, states, and municipalities in recent years. However, these laws are more likely to be enacted in urban areas. The purpose of this study was to examine public opinion of smoke-free laws and to determine if there was a difference in support for these laws between urban and rural dwellers. METHODS A series of random-digit-dialed phone surveys was conducted in 2005-2006 with 3672 adult Kentucky residents living in rural… CONTINUE READING
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