It has been done elsewhere, it can be done everywhere : impact of smoke-free legislation on smoking

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Many countries implement smoke-free legislation to protect non-smokers against the harm of second-hand smoke. In this dissertation, the implementation of smoke-free hospitality industry legislation in the Netherlands is studied. The Netherlands was compared with other European countries using the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project). The research shows that smoke-free legislation can stimulate people to quit smoking. Public support for smoke-free legislation is a condition for success. In the Netherlands, the implementation of smoke-free hospitality industry legislation was less successful than in other countries. The new government is advised to implement comprehensive smoke-free hospitality industry legislation and to run an educational campaign about second-hand smoke to increase public support for this policy.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Willemsen, Marc, Supervisor
  • de Vries, Hein, Supervisor
Award date10 Oct 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461591623
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • smoking ban
  • smoke-free hospitality industry legislation
  • smoking cessation
  • tobacco control

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