Smoking in Outdoor Public Spaces: Behaviours and Experiences of Smokers and Nonsmokers




August 2010

Type of Report

OTRU Update


This update highlights findings that were recently published in Kaufman P, Griffin K, Ferrence R, Cohen J, Perkins N. Smoking in Urban Outdoor Public Places: Behaviour, Experiences and Implications for Public Health. Health and Place 16: 961-968, 2010. Observation and interview findings confirm that smoking at entrances to public buildings is a problem. Since the use of entrances is unavoidable, there is potential for exposure to secondhand smoke on a daily basis for anyone entering and exiting the building.