El tabaco en las escuelas primarias.

Translated title of the contribution: Smoking in primary schools

M. Ballestín, O. Jáuregui, S. Ribera, J. R. Villalbí

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OBJECTIVE. To analyze policies related to tobacco use in primary schools. DESIGN. Cross-sectional study. SITE. Primary schools in the city of Barcelona, Spain. PARTICIPANTS. Schools principals of a representative sample of the 493 primary schools in the city; 98 of the 100 selected schools participated. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS. Schools are aware of the existing regulations in Catalonia. Although there is no smoking in classrooms--which represents an improvement compared with previous years--, visible use of tobacco by adults is frequent. Usually there is no formal policy on smoking. No smoking signs are rare, and usually there is no designated person with responsibilities for the enforcement of smoking policies. Schools rarely address smoking outside school hours, and adults are often allowed to smoke in the court, the dining room or the aisles. There are no significant differences between public and private schools. CONCLUSIONS. Although an improvement can be seen compared to the previous situation, smoking is still visibly present in schools. There must be specific prevention projects if schools are to have a positive influence in the social perception of smoking by schoolchildren.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)834-836
Number of pages3
JournalAtencion Primaria
Volume10
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 15 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Ballestín, M., Jáuregui, O., Ribera, S., & Villalbí, J. R. (1992). El tabaco en las escuelas primarias. Atencion Primaria, 10(6), 834-836.

El tabaco en las escuelas primarias. / Ballestín, M.; Jáuregui, O.; Ribera, S.; Villalbí, J. R.

In: Atencion Primaria, Vol. 10, No. 6, 15.10.1992, p. 834-836.

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Ballestín, M, Jáuregui, O, Ribera, S & Villalbí, JR 1992, 'El tabaco en las escuelas primarias.', Atencion Primaria, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 834-836.
Ballestín M, Jáuregui O, Ribera S, Villalbí JR. El tabaco en las escuelas primarias. Atencion Primaria. 1992 Oct 15;10(6):834-836.
Ballestín, M. ; Jáuregui, O. ; Ribera, S. ; Villalbí, J. R. / El tabaco en las escuelas primarias. In: Atencion Primaria. 1992 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 834-836.
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