TABLE 1

Smoking Bans: Variable Definitions

VariableSurvey QuestionResponses*
Household smoking banWhich of the following best describes your household’s rules about smoking?• Smoking is allowed in all parts of the home
• Smoking is allowed in some parts of the home
Smoking is not allowed in any part of the home
Smoking is never allowed in the presence of childrenIn your home, is smoking in the presence of children always allowed, sometimes allowed, or never allowed?• Always allowed
• Sometimes allowed
Never allowed
Smoking is never allowed in the respondent’s vehicle with children presentPlease tell me which best describes how cigarette smoking is handled in your car when children are present.No one is allowed to smoke in my car
• Only special guests are allowed to smoke in my car
• People are allowed to smoke in my car only if the windows are open
• People are allowed to smoke in my car at any time
Convenience stores in the community are smoke-freeConvenience stores in your community: are they completely smoke-free, have designated smoking and nonsmoking, or permit smoking anywhere?Completely smoke-free
• Designated areas
• Permit smoking anywhere
Fast-food restaurants in the community are smoke-freeFast-food restaurants in your community: are they completely smoke-free, have designated smoking and nonsmoking, or permit smoking anywhere?Completely smoke-free
• Designated areas
• Permit smoking anywhere
Restaurants in the community are smoke-freeRestaurants in your community: are they completely smoke-free, have designated smoking and nonsmoking, or permit smoking anywhere?Completely smoke-free
• Designated areas
• Permit smoking anywhere
Outdoor parks in the community are smoke-freeOutdoor parks in your community: are they completely smoke-free, have designated smoking and nonsmoking, or permit smoking anywhere?Completely smoke-free
• Designated areas
• Permit smoking anywhere
  • * Bolded responses indicate how items were dichotomized in the analysis.