Workplace Tobacco Cessation Initiatives for Young Adults

 

Nearly one in four Canadian young adults is a current smoker. While many studies have reported on tobacco use trends and interventions within the college and university population, very little research has focused on young adults in the workplace. The purpose of this review was to provide an overview of the most recent literature on young adult smoking behaviour, including issues related to smoking among blue collar and service workers. The review follows up on a literature review conducted in 2008 (see Filsinger & McGrath (2008) Literature Review for Young Adult Cessation/Protection Interventions).

The two main objectives for this brief review were as follows:

  1. To identify recent literature (2008-2012) related to trends in smoking behaviours and smoking behaviour research among young adults in the general population.
  2. To identify:
    a) Characteristics of blue collar and service occupations that may be associated with smoking prevalence among this population; and
    b) Major workplace interventions that target smoking behaviours among blue collar and service workers.


Date of Resource:2012/03/01
Target Audience:Health Professionals, Community Leaders
Topic:Smoke-free Workplaces


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