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Smokefree Community Policies Promote Home Smoking Bans

Unknown Mechanisms and Opportunities for Preventive Medicine
      Studies by Mills and colleagues
      • Mills A.L.
      • White M.M.
      • Pierce J.P.
      • Messer K.
      Home smoking bans in U.S. households with children and smokers: opportunities for interventions.
      and Cheng and colleagues
      • Cheng K.-W.
      • Glantz S.A.
      • Lightwood J.M.
      Smokefree laws are associated with increased voluntary home smokefree rules.
      in this issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine have added to the empirical foundation for secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe) reduction through public policies and rules in private homes.
      • Hovell M.F.
      • Hughes S.C.
      The behavioral ecology of secondhand smoke exposure: a pathway to complete tobacco control.
      Each study employed population-based samples to address questions concerning the beneficial and unintended effects of policies and social processes on home bans, suggesting external validity.
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