Smoke-free Laws and Hazardous Drinking: A Cross-sectional Study of US Adults

Tobacco and alcohol are strongly associated. In this cross-sectional study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (April, 2017), tobacco control researchers Nan Jiang, PhD, Mariaelena Gonzalez, PhD, et al. examine the relationship of smoke-free law coverage and smoke-free bar law coverage with hazardous drinking behaviors among a sample of U.S. adult drinkers (n = 17,057). Among all drinkers, smoke-free law coverage was not associated with heavy drinking or binge drinking. Smoke-free bar law coverage was also found to be unrelated to hazardous drinking. Similar results were found among those drinkers who smoked. Click here to read the full article.