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Smoke-free bars benifits smoking and non-smoking workers

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

In the Netherlands there has been a lot of turmoil around the smoking ban in bars and restaurants introduced on July 1st 2008. Main objective was a healthier work environment for personnel. In Scotland they showed that a ban really improves experienced health in workers:

Bar workers in Scotland reported significantly fewer respiratory and sensory symptoms 1 year after their working environment became smoke free. As these improvements, controlled for seasonal variations, were seen in both non-smokers and smokers, smoke-free working environments may have potentially important benefits even for smokers.

Bar workers’ health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure (BHETSE): symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2009; 66:339-346
Ayres, J G, Semple, S, MacCalman, L, Dempsey, S, Hilton, S, Hurley, J F, Miller, B G, Naji, A, Petticrew, M

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In the Netherlands there has been a lot of turmoil around the smoking ban in bars and restaurants introduced on July 1st 2008. Main objective was a healthier work environment for personnel. In Scotland they showed that a ban really improves experienced health in workers:

Bar workers in Scotland reported significantly fewer respiratory and sensory symptoms 1 year after their working environment became smoke free. As these improvements, controlled for seasonal variations, were seen in both non-smokers and smokers, smoke-free working environments may have potentially important benefits even for smokers.

Bar workers’ health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure (BHETSE): symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2009; 66:339-346
Ayres, J G, Semple, S, MacCalman, L, Dempsey, S, Hilton, S, Hurley, J F, Miller, B G, Naji, A, Petticrew, M

Read More…

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