SFM Baseline Taxi Survey, 31 May 2011

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The Smokefree Mumbai campaign recently conducted a survey of the Taxi drivers of Mumbai.View the results here

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  • SFM Baseline Taxi Survey, 31 May 2011

    1. 1. <ul><li>Smoke free Mumbai – What Taxi drivers think??? </li></ul><ul><li>Prakash C. Gupta </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>on behalf of </li></ul><ul><li>Smokefree Mumbai </li></ul>T A C India
    2. 2. <ul><li>The most common and most harmful exposure to toxic and carcinogenetic chemicals is from second-hand tobacco smoke. </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco control law in India mandates all public places to be smoke-free including Public Transportation Vehicles. </li></ul>T A C India
    3. 3. <ul><li>Smokefree Mumbai is working with taxi drivers of Mumbai to help them making their taxis smokefree. </li></ul><ul><li>But what would Mumbai Taxi Drivers think of the initiative? </li></ul><ul><li>Here is the report of a survey among taxi drivers of Mumbai </li></ul>T A C India
    4. 4. <ul><li>Survey done at 7 major taxi stands during May 16-20, 2011: </li></ul><ul><li>Sample size – 298 Taxis </li></ul><ul><li>Age group – 20-68 Years </li></ul><ul><li> 51% <40 years </li></ul><ul><li> 19% > 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco Use – 18% Smoker </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>37% Smokeless tobacco </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>T A C India
    5. 5. <ul><li>Taxi drivers consider smoking harmful to - </li></ul><ul><li>a. self – 92% </li></ul><ul><li>b. Others – 92% </li></ul><ul><li>Law banning smoking in taxis is useful – 96% (95% among smokers and 99% non- users of tobacco). </li></ul><ul><li>Already aware of ban – 44% </li></ul><ul><li>Knew the exact fine amount (Rs 200) -33% </li></ul>T A C India
    6. 6. <ul><li>No Smoking stickers in taxis – 14% </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to second hand smokers </li></ul><ul><li>a. 6-10 passengers smoked everyday – 43% </li></ul><ul><li>b. > 10 passengers smoked everyday – 36% </li></ul><ul><li>Action currently </li></ul><ul><li>a. Ignored – 26% </li></ul><ul><li>b. Requested – 70% </li></ul>T A C India
    7. 7. <ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all taxi drivers are exposed to secondhand smoke on their job. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all taxi drivers (even those smoke, 95% of them) consider banning smoking in taxi useful. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 14% taxis currently have ‘No smoking’ stickers among them. </li></ul>T A C India
    8. 8. <ul><li>Smoke free Mumbai plans to facilitate ‘No Smoking’ stickers among all taxis and empower taxi drivers not to be exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke </li></ul>T A C India
    9. 9. <ul><li>Thank You!!! </li></ul>T A C India

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