The aim of the study is to analyze the smoking attitudes of women in their working envi-ronment before and after a prevention campaign on the damage of smoking. 831 question-naires were administered, before and after the educational intervention, with special attention to smoking habits and to the behaviours typical of the working circle. 26% of the interviewees is an active smoker, 14% is a former smoker, 56% started smoking around the age of 15-20, 42% of the women smokes at the presence of their children. 81% is conscious of the damage caused by smoke on the foetus, only 9% declared smoking during the pregnancy. Only 7% of the interviewees smoked during lactation. 44% of smokers do not consider preventing from smoking in the presence of non-smoking colleagues, 36% usually smokes in working hours, 21% do not ask for permission when smoking in the presence of colleagues. 48% claims that passive smoking can reason minor effects and 21% of smokers claims never tried to stop smoking. 96% of the women declared the necessity of prevention with public campaigns.
Keywords: Fumo, fattori di rischio sociale, percezione sociale, sanità pubblica, sociologia della salute, determinanti di salute.
Elisa Langiano, Maria Ferrara, Emilio Greco, Simone De Sio, Elisabetta De Vito, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2017, pp. 135-148, DOI:10.3280/SES2017-002010