This study uses a health equity lens to examine the development, adoption and implementation of an outdoor smoke-free bylaw in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The study aims to:
- Understand the health and health equity effects of a new outdoor smoke-free policy in parks and on beaches;
- Assess the differential impacts of the policy for diverse groups of women and men, in particular those with a high prevalence and susceptibility to smoking and those who are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS);
- Develop recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of future smoke-free policies to reduce any unintended contributions to health inequities arising from their implementation.
Pederson, Ann; Okoli, Chizimuzo T.C.; Rice, Wendy; Chasey, Steve; Moshrefzadeh, Arezu; Bottorff, Joan L.; Hemsing, Natalie; Greaves, Lorraine; and Poole, Nancy, "Smoking on the Margins? Assessing the Effects of a Smoke-free Law in Parks and on Beaches" (2012). Nursing Presentations. 27.