Public smoking bans seem to be filtering into homes

November 8, 2011 1:35:54 PM PST
A new survey of tobacco use finds people who lived in counties with total smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants and bars were more likely to have total smoking bans at home.

Also, homes with children were more likely to be smoke free.

Authors of the study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine say the home remains a major source of secondhand smoke and promoting smoke free environments in the public provides a bigger benefit effect by reducing smoking in homes as well.