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Acceptance of an intended smoking ban in an alcohol dependence clinic.
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Alcohol treatment professionals are often reluctant to address tobacco dependence in their patients or to implement smoke-free policies in inpatient treatment programs, fearing, among others, non-adherence to alcohol treatment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the acceptance of an intended smoking ban in a specialized hospital for alcohol withdrawal. Fifteen of 54 patients reported that they would not begin or quit alcohol treatment if smoking were banned in the clinic, but only five would not begin or quit if nicotine replacement were available. The present study indicates that a non-smoking policy would be feasible in a Swiss alcohol clinic, without jeopardizing alcohol treatment adherence.
Alcoholism, Chi-Square Distribution, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Organizational Policy, Patient Compliance, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Switzerland
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