Workplace Restrictions on Smoking: Are They Good for the Smoker, Too?




October 2004

Type of Report

OTRU Update


Adult smoking behaviour is known to be associated with restrictions on smoking, and this is true in both public places and workplaces. In the general adult population, the more extensive the restrictions on public smoking, the fewer the smokers, and the less the amount consumed by those who still smoke. Using data from the 2001 Canadian Community Health Survey, the study reported in this Update investigates if the extent of workplace restrictions affects smoking among a general population of workers.