|Document ID (ISN)||109053|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Larsson M., BoŰthius G., Axelsson S., Montgomery S.M.
||Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and health effects among hospitality workers in Sweden - before and after the implementation of a smoke-free law
||Aug. 2008, Vol.34, No.4, p.267-277. 45 ref.
||This study attempted to identify changes in exposure to tobacco smoke, as well as symptoms and attitudes among hospitality workers after the introduction of extended smoke-free workplace legislation in Sweden. A total of 91 volunteers working in casinos, bars and restaurants in Sweden participated in the study, among whom 71 out of 91 (14 smokers and 57 nonsmokers) also participated in the follow-up survey 12 months after the introduction of the smoking ban. Data concerning exposures to environmental tobacco smoke, smoking habits, respiratory symptoms and attitudes towards the ban were obtained by means of questionnaires. Participants were also subjected to a spirometry. Findings are discussed. The introduction of the smoke-free legislation was associated with a substantial reduction in respiratory symptoms, as well as reduced exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work.
||Sweden; restaurants; legislation; exposure evaluation; hotel industry; passive smoking
||subjective assessment; nicotine; smoking; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; spirometry; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; Sweden|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Hotels and restaurants