View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
THURSDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Comprehensive smoke-free policies among U.S. states increased dramatically between 2000 and 2010, making the Healthy People 2020 target of all states having comprehensive smoke-free policies achievable with continued efforts and accelerated efforts in the Southern states, according a report in the April 22 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The CDC reviewed state laws restricting smoking in effect as of Dec. 31, 2010, to assess changes in state smoking restrictions for private-sector worksites, restaurants, and bars that occurred from Dec. 31, 2000, to Dec. 31, 2010. They also determined the progress toward meeting the Healthy People 2020 objective that calls for enacting laws eliminating smoking in public places and worksites in all 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.).
The report revealed that the number of states, including D.C., with laws that prohibit smoking in indoor areas of worksites, restaurants, and bars increased from zero to 26 between 2000 and 2010, with nearly one-half of U.S. residents now being covered by comprehensive state or local smoke-free laws. However, regional differences continue; currently no Southern states have adopted a comprehensive smoke-free policy in all three of the venue types.
"The Healthy People 2020 target on this topic is achievable if current activity in smoke-free policy adoption is sustained nationally and intensified in certain regions, particularly the South," the authors write.
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top