Resources: Smoke-Free Laws
Reports & Studies
This document, released in January of 2010, synthesizes data from secondhand smoke campaigns around the world, providing lessons learned about the process and content of developing and implementing mass media campaigns designed to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, either through policies or through individual behavior change.
This document maps out the smoke-free policies of the vast majority of the countries that have ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
The WHO provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence base for protecting people from the harms of second-hand tobacco smoke through legislation and enforcement. There is a special focus on the status of implementation of smoke-free policies, with detailed data collected for the first time ever on a global basis at both the national level and for large subnational jurisdictions.
This twenty-ninth report of the Surgeon General documents the serious and deadly health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. Secondhand smoke is a major cause of disease, including lung cancer and coronary heart disease, in healthy nonsmokers.
Evidence consistently demonstrates not only that smoke-free environments are enforceable, but that they are popular and become more so following implementation. The World Health Organization encourages Member States to follow these recommendations and apply lessons learned to advance the goals of public health through legislated implementation of 100% smoke-free environments in workplaces and public places.
This publication represents the views and opinions of an IARC Working Group on Evaluating the effectiveness of smoke-free policies which met in Lyon, France, 31 March - 5 April 2008
PowerPoint presentation providing an overview of air quality monitoring and its use in advocacy.
AQM surveys are used to measure secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in public places to support the need for strong smoke-free policies and to stimulate high compliance rates with the law. AQM can be used as a simple, useful advocacy tool to stimulate policymakers and other decisionmakers to act and increase citizen awareness on the harms of SHS exposure.
This document provides a glossary of key air quality monitoring terms.
This document provides information on how to properly calibrate air quality monitoring tools.
This document provides technical assistance for air quality monitoring surveys focusing on monitoring preparation and use; and
collecting and extracting data for analysis.
This document provides guidelines for measuring room dimensions during air quality monitoring surveys.
This document provides guidelines for conducting successful air quality monitoring surveys.
This document can be used as an observational data form for conducting air quality monitoring studies.
This document provides and guideline for air quality monitoring advocacy strategies.
The purpose of this guide is to help tobacco control organizations and others working to promote smoke-free environments and public health prepare for and implement studies to assess compliance with smoke-free laws.