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Can smoking cessation be successfully promoted among hospitality workers? Results of a pilot intervention
  1. M J López1,2,
  2. M Nebot1,2,3,
  3. P Ramos1,
  4. C Ariza1,2,
  5. M Brotons1,
  6. E Fernández4,5
  1. 1Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain
  3. 3Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4Tobacco Control Research Programme, Catalan Institute of Oncology, L'Hospitalet (Barcelona), Spain
  5. 5Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Maria J López, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Pl Lesseps, 1, Barcelona 08023, Spain; mjlopez{at}

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Numerous interventions for smoking cessation have been carried out in different workplaces.1 However, although hospitality is one of the occupational sectors most affected by active2 and passive smoking,3 4 to our knowledge, there are no smoking interventions focussing on hospitality workers. Furthermore, this is the only occupational sector not protected by the incomplete smoking policies implemented in some countries such as Spain.5 6 Thus, the objective of this study was to design and evaluate a pilot intervention aimed at smoking cessation in hospitality workers.

Participants were recruited by means of telephone calls to hospitality venues, selected at random from a public directory. In each venue, we offered a free cessation …

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