This article examines the effect of children on household indoor smoking policies. While home policies on smoking have become increasingly restrictive over the past decades, these policies vary by educational level, smoking status, marital status and income level. Since the primary source of secondhand smoke for children is in the home, it is important to understand how families with children address household smoking.
The authors conducted a multivariate analysis on data from the Current Population Survey-Tobacco Use Supplement from 2006 to 2007. The analysis included 30,874 parents with children at home as the sample:
This research indicates that parents with young children were less likely to allow smoking in the home than parents with older children.