Muslim communities learning about second-hand smoke (MCLASS): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

Hannah Ainsworth, Sarwat Shah, Faraz Ahmed, Amanda Amos, Ian Cameron, Caroline Marie Fairhurst, Rebecca King, Ghazala Mir, Steve Parrott, Aziz Sheikh, David Torgerson, Heather Thomson, Kamran Siddiqi

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In the UK, 40% of Bangladeshi and 29% of Pakistani men smoke cigarettes regularly compared to the national average of 24%. As a consequence, second-hand smoking is also widespread in their households which is a serious health hazard to non-smokers, especially children. Smoking restrictions in households can help reduce exposure to second-hand smoking. This is a pilot trial of 'Smoke Free Homes', an educational programme which has been adapted for use by Muslim faith leaders, in an attempt to find an innovative solution to encourage Pakistani- and Bangladeshi-origin communities to implement smoking restrictions in their homes. The primary objectives for this pilot trial are to establish the feasibility of conducting such an evaluation and provide information to inform the design of a future definitive study.
Original languageEnglish
Article number295
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2013

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