Visibility of smoking among schoolÂ-teachers in Spain and associations with student smoking: A cross-sectional study
Resumen: Objective Limited research has examined the association between smoking among schoolteachers and student smoking. This paper seeks to assess whether smoking visibility on school grounds among schoolteachers is associated with student smoking. We examine both smoking behaviour and the number of cigarettes consumed. Methods We use a school-based cross-sectional survey carried out by the Spanish Government''s Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs. A total of 27 503 students between 14 and 18 years of age completed an anonymous survey in 2013. Count data regressions were used to assess the association between observed teacher smoking and adolescent smoking behaviour. Results High levels of visibility of teacher smoking on school grounds increased the odds of being a smoker among students (OR=2.09 and OR=1.64, for the highest levels of visibility), but the impact on the quantity of cigarettes smoked, although positive, was not significant. Conclusion Teacher smoking on school grounds is associated with student smoking behaviour. Consequently, smoking policies designed to prevent adolescent smoking should address this important social environment.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018736
Año: 2018
Publicado en: BMJ open 8, 1 (2018), e018736 [9 pp]
ISSN: 2044-6055

Factor impacto JCR: 2.376 (2018)
Categ. JCR: MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL rank: 50 / 159 = 0.314 (2018) - Q2 - T1
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Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Fund. Análisis Económico (Dpto. Análisis Económico)

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