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Support for protection from secondhand smoke: California 2002
  1. E A Gilpin1,
  2. L Lee1,
  3. J P Pierce1,
  4. H Tang2,
  5. J Lloyd2
  1. 1Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of California San Diego, Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, USA
  2. 2California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, Sacramento, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 J P Pierce, PhD;

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California banned smoking in most indoor workplaces in 1995, and the ban was extended to bars and gaming rooms in January 1998. This letter summarises new data from the 2002 California Tobacco Survey (CTS) about California adults’ attitudes regarding where smoking should not be allowed in venues not already smoke-free by law.

As with previous administrations of the CTS, this large, population based, random-digit-dialled survey used a screener interview with a household adult to enumerate residents with respect to demographics and smoking status. Adults were randomly selected for an extended 25 minute interview based on age and smoking status. The response rate among …

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