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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X


VICENTE-HERRERO, M.T. et al. Present tobacco situation between the correos-España employees afther the law 28/2005. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.213, pp.87-95. ISSN 1989-7790.

Objectives: To know about the prevailing tobacco habit among our workers; the tobacco addiction records and the consumption differences by ages, males/females, work positions and geographical variations by the Correos employees. Materials and methods used: A suitable elaborated anonymous questionnaire carried out to 1432 Correos workers in 5 different Spanish provinces, without a previous selection. They were asked to complete the questionnaire during their regular health controls and medical examinations. Voluntary anonymous participation and previous consent to use the statistical epidemic data information, analyzed with the program SPSS v 14. Results: Average age 44.09 years. Sexes: 56% males, 44% females. Main collective of participators, postmen/women. Non smokers 39.1%, daily smokers 29.9%, occasional smokers 5.2%, former smokers 29.7%. The results did not show geographical or sexes variations. There were more active smokers in work positions with a better professional qualification. A major number of active smokers in the range of age from 36 to 50 years. Conclusions: An elevated rate of participation, more than 85%. The age of the participants coincide with the average age of our labour population. In Correos predominate over the non smokers employees, even though we have an elevated number of smokers among male and female. 35% over the population consumption rate (31% ENS in 2003 and 30% ENS provisional rate for 2006). The tobacco habit has not any influence with the geographical area or sexes of the participants, but has significant differences depending on the working positions and ages.

Keywords : Tobacco employees; tobacco company; tobacco Law Company; Employees tobacco law.

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