New Zealand researchers believe fewer people would take up smoking socially if smoke-free rules extended to areas outside bars.
The researchers from Otago and Massey universities carried out 13 in-depth interviews with people aged between 19 and 25 in Auckland and Dunedin early in 2011.
Their results have been published online in the journal Tobacco Control.
A study of 13 people? God help me.
The researchers noted that, as with all small scale qualitative research, their study had limitations.