Effectiveness of a smoking restriction policy on smoking behaviour in the military

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From: Addictive Behaviors(Vol. 67)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 201 words

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To access, purchase, authenticate, or subscribe to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.12.006 Byline: Yu-Lung Chiu (a,b), Hsin-Chun Lo (c), Ching-Huang Lai (b), Shu-Ling Hwang (d), Fu-Gong Lin [fugong@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw] (b), Shu-Jia Huang (b), Shiang-Huei Jiang (b), Shan-Ru Li (e), Ya-Mei Tzeng (e), Wen-Hui Fang (f), Senyeong Kao [kao@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw] (b,e,*) Highlights * Active and regular restriction policies in the military were evaluated. * The change of smoking behaviours was assessed during basic recruit training. * 867 and 840 conscripts under the active and regular restriction policies were observed. * Active smoking restrictions could reduce the daily cigarette consumption of smokers. * Smokers under the active smoking restrictions decrease nicotine dependence. Author Affiliation: (a) Graduate Institute of Medical Science, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan (b) School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan (c) Air Force Institute of Technology, Taiwan (d) Center for General Education, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan (e) Graduate Institute of Life Science, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan (f) Department of Family and Community Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan * Corresponding author. Article History: Received 22 July 2016; Revised 29 November 2016; Accepted 15 December 2016

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