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Study of Our Japanese Smoke-Free Campus's Faculty and Staff Comprehension FREE TO VIEW

Tomoyasu Uno
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Health Care Center, Fukushima University, Japan, Fukushima, Japan

Chest. 2015;148(4_MeetingAbstracts):1072A. doi:10.1378/chest.2275518
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SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Posters

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Recently the socially, as well as smoke-free campus(SFC) has not been fulfilled in Japan. Therefore, we investigated the current smoking status and analyzed for improvement the recognition and change behavior in non-medical SFC since 2010.

METHODS: Questionnaire for all faculty/staff was performed. Subjects(n=132) in this survey conducted who enrolled ≥ 20 yrs were examined that consent was obtained.

RESULTS: Subjects status were male/female(%)=60.6/39.4, 44.6±11.6 yrs. Smoking rate(%) was Current/Ex=8.3/25.0/66.7. Smoking starting age was 17.9±3.2 (Mean±SD, [Range 6;32]), opportunity(%) was “Out of interest/Incidentally/Because neighboring smoke”:11.7/10.2/8.6 were accounted for a large number (*multiple answer act). Since the SFC policy was introduced, many smokers have quit or decreased. Currently, re-smoking of the person who succeeds quit for decades are often seen. Our campus was affected the Great earthquake, after re-smoking rate was raised 1.9%. Surprisingly, 10.6% was unknown aware of SFC and continuing smoke. Furthermore 26.7% was unrecognized the smoking habit is cause of Nicotine Addiction(NA). And also there is a National Health Insurance for the cessation treat system for NA, the knowledge was only 7.6%. Whereas, regardless of the presence or absence smoking history, 71.2% was wanted to share the information and support for quit smoking.

CONCLUSIONS: The results revealed that underrecognized of tobacco and SFC, and be considered more sharing the critical issue. SFC policy recognition was low, do more education about stop smoking, not decrease smoking was indicated for non-medical personnel. Alongside we need a certain degree of understanding about re-smoking status according to psychological damage factors of post-disaster, however, faculty members should be effort to critical that leads to a complete SFC as occupationally and for youth-adult students in low-dose radiation exposure risk area.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: We would like to further advance this research. For this purpose, the achieving completely smoke-free campus, not only our university, we think need initiatives of the entire university in Japan. In addition, by resolving the current college students and faculty/staff problems, the younger generation, it aims to contribute to that improvement will be prevention and cessation education to (e.g. elementary and junior high schools), smoking current situation that is later than other countries.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Tomoyasu Uno

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