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Workplace Tobacco Management Project Research Findings (Evaluation) Report by Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Changes in smoking attitudes and behaviors

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The main focus of Table 4 is to show changes in responses to a range of attitudes and behaviors related to smoking situations. The results with the largest observed change are:

Table 4: Pilot site staff attitudes to tobacco assessment and treatment

Attitude/beliefBaseline - nBaseline - % agreeFollow up 1 - nFollow up 1 - % agreeFollow up 2- nFollow up 2 - % agreeFinal- nFinal - % agree
Clients should be
encouraged to quit smoking
3962.9%3071.4%2458.5%3262.7%
Staff should be encouraged
to
quit
3962.9%3173.8%2663.4%3160.8%
I think smoking is not as
serious as the
substance/mental health or
other issue that they
accessed our services for
1829.0%614.3%1126.8%1019.6%
Staff should be allowed to
smoke with clients
914.5%24.8%49.8%611.8%
Smoking with clients helps
build a better therapeutic
relationship
1117.7%37.1%49.8%713.7%
Clients not allowed to
smoke
leads to impaired treatment
outcomes
1930.6%921.4%614.6%917.6%*
I think you can only treat
one
issue at a time
914.5%921.4%819.5%59.8%
I think many clients are not
ready or willing to quit
4471.0%3276.2%2970.7%2345.1%*
I think that clients will
become more aggressive if
they couldn't smoke
2540.3%1740.5%1946.3%1835.3%
Smoking helps the client
manage their symptoms
2641.9%1842.9%1536.6%1631.4%
Smoking is one of the
pleasures
for people with AOD/Mental
health and other issues
3454.8%1535.7%2048.8%2243.1%
It would be impossible for a
client to give up 2
addictions at
once
69.7%12.4%512.2%59.8%
Smoking has a therapeutic
effect for the client
2438.7%1331.0%1434.1%1835.3%
Clients don't want to stop
smoking
2235.5%1228.6%1536.6%917.6%*
Smoking isn't a serious
addiction
23.2%24.8%24.9%35.9%
All clients should be asked
about their smoking status
4674.2%3481.0%3482.9%3364.7%

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