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Clearing the airways: advocacy and regulation for smoke-free airlines.

Authors
  • Holm, A L
  • Davis, R M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tobacco control
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Volume
13 Suppl 1
Identifiers
PMID: 14985614
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The movement to ban smoking in aircraft represents a case study in effective advocacy for smoke-free workplaces. Health advocates, with crucial assistance from flight attendants, used an incremental advocacy process to push for smoking and non-smoking sections on US commercial flights, then for smoking bans on short domestic flights, and finally for completely smoke-free domestic and international flights. Through the course of the battle, advocates from all quarters of tobacco control presented a unified message, exhibited remarkable focus on an attainable goal, and effectively leveraged their relationships with champions in both government and the private sector.

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