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Implementation of the tobacco-free campus policy on college campuses—Evidence from a survey of college students in Beijing
Min Gong11; Zhu-Yuan Liang2; Yang-Yang Zhang2; William G. Shadel1; Lei Zhou2; Jiaying Xiao3
First AuthorMin Gong
2016
Source PublicationNicotine & Tobacco Research
Correspondent Emailliangzy@psych.ac.cn.
ISSN1462-2203
SubtypeArticle
Volume18Issue:11Pages:2083-2091
QuartileQ1
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Objective: China issued a nationwide “Tobacco-Free Campus” Policy (TFCP) in January 2014, but it
is unclear how well it was implemented across China’s 2138 college campuses. We conducted an Internet survey of Beijing college students to evaluate the implementation of the TFCP in Beijing.
Methods: An Internet survey of 711 students from 37 colleges in Beijing was conducted in May 2015. Respondents reported on secondhand smoking (SHS) exposure on campus, knowledge on and actions taken against SHS, and tobacco marketing exposure on campus.
Results: Almost 90% of respondents were exposed to SHS on campus at least once in the past month. Approximately 37% of nonsmokers and 61% of smokers reported seeing a teacher smoking, and the majority of both smokers and nonsmokers reported seeing a classmate smoking in campus buildings. The likelihood and location of SHS exposure depend on the participant’s demographics and own smoking behavior. Nonsmokers were more likely to be aware of the health risk of SHS than smokers. Although most participants were aware of the harms, only 13% and 9% tried to stop their last SHS exposure indoors and outdoors, respectively. Forty-seven students from 14 colleges noticed tobacco marketing activities on campus.
Conclusions: The TFCP on Chinese college campuses was only partially enforced, particularly with regard to SHS.
Implications: On January 29, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Education issued the TFCP. A major barrier to effective tobacco control in China is the difficulty in implementing policies issued by the central government. At this point, it is unclear whether the TFCP was successfully implemented on China’s college campuses. Major tobacco use monitoring efforts do not include college students. The present research describes the current tobacco control environment on Beijing’s college campuses 15 months after the TFCP took effect. To our knowledge, this is the first paper in the English literature on tobacco environment and exposure (rather than a prevalence survey) of college students in China.

KeywordCigarette-smoking China
DOI10.1093/ntr/ntw125
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000388018500006
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/20894
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
社会与工程心理学研究室
Corresponding AuthorZhu-Yuan Liang
Affiliation1.RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
2.Key Laboratory of Behavior Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
3.School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P.R. China
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Min Gong1,Zhu-Yuan Liang,Yang-Yang Zhang,等. Implementation of the tobacco-free campus policy on college campuses—Evidence from a survey of college students in Beijing[J]. Nicotine & Tobacco Research,2016,18(11):2083-2091.
APA Min Gong1,Zhu-Yuan Liang,Yang-Yang Zhang,William G. Shadel,Lei Zhou,&Jiaying Xiao.(2016).Implementation of the tobacco-free campus policy on college campuses—Evidence from a survey of college students in Beijing.Nicotine & Tobacco Research,18(11),2083-2091.
MLA Min Gong1,et al."Implementation of the tobacco-free campus policy on college campuses—Evidence from a survey of college students in Beijing".Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18.11(2016):2083-2091.
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