The survey results demonstrate that critical needs for a stronger tobacco product policy to protect health of UH community. One of the key findings of the survey was that exposure to second-hand smoke is extremely prevalent among the employees surveyed. A large majority of employees, including a sizable portion of current smokers, reported that they were bothered about being exposed to second-hand smoke at work.
Moreover, 28% of faculty and clerical employees and 40% of custodial, maintenance and grounds service employees reported that they have health problems affected by exposure to second-hand smoke.
A large majority of the current smokers (68% of faculty and clerical employees smokers, and 79% of custodial, maintenance and grounds service employees smokers) reported that they are interested in quitting smoking.
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• Smoking-Related Attitudes and Behaviors Among University of Hawai‘i-Manoa Faculty and Clerical Employees
• Smoking-Related Attitudes and Behaviors Among University of Hawai‘i-Manoa Custodial, Maintenance, and Grounds Service Employees