Awareness and Attitude on the Law Banning Smoking in Public Places in Osun State, Nigeria

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The tittle: Awareness and Attitude on the Law Banning Smoking in Public Places in Osun State, Nigeria.

Published in: Tobacco Induced Diseases, 2014, 12:6.
The objective of this study was to assess people’s awareness and boldness towards law stopping smoking of tobacco in public facilities in Osun, Nigeria.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study with sample size of 520. Ethical clearance was obtained from the “Osun State Hospital Ethics and Research Committee.” Informed consent was sought from the study subjects. Sample size calculated basing on conservative 50% prevalence of smoking, and non-response of 10%. Convenience sampling was used to increase on the proportion of those who smoke.
Questionnaires investigated
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Article Review
The tittle: Awareness and Attitude on the Law Banning Smoking in Public Places in Osun State, Nigeria.

Published in: Tobacco Induced Diseases, 2014, 12:6.
The objective of this study was to assess people’s awareness and boldness towards law stopping smoking of tobacco in public facilities in Osun, Nigeria.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study with sample size of 520. Ethical clearance was obtained from the “Osun State Hospital Ethics and Research Committee.” Informed consent was sought from the study subjects. Sample size calculated basing on conservative 50% prevalence of smoking, and non-response of 10%. Convenience sampling was used to increase on the proportion of those who smoke.
Questionnaires investigated frequency of smoking in public, knowledge of existence of the law, how they got to know about the law and attitude about smoking.
Data was analysed using SPSS v.16. Results were presented as frequencies, means, proportions and standard deviation. Xi-Square was used to assess the strength of association.
Results: 20% thought the law may stop smoking, 59.6% of those who smoked thought it was right of those who smoke to use tobacco while 12% of non-smokers thought so. Sixty four percent of non-smokers believes smoking is harmful to life, 32.2% of smokers accept that there should be no smoking at residences. Approximately 20.4% think smoke-free public places is perfect while 23% believe no one should smoke. The radio, bill boards and

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