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Document ID (ISN)109124
CIS number 09-130
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gan Q., Hammond S.K., Jiang Y., Yang Y., Hu T.W.
Title Effectiveness of a smoke-free policy in lowering secondhand smoke concentrations in offices in China
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.50, No.5, p.570-575. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract To examine the second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure level in Chinese office buildings and to evaluate the effectiveness of a smoke-free policy in reducing SHS exposure, a survey was carried out in 14 office buildings from 10 provinces in China. Smoking in the building significantly elevated the SHS concentrations both in offices with at least one smoker and in offices with no smokers. In one building that recently adopted a smoke-free policy, the nicotine concentrations decreased significantly. It is concluded that the enactment of no-smoking policies would be effective in reducing SHS exposure in office buildings.
Descriptors (primary) China; health programmes; limitation of exposure; offices; passive smoking
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; nicotine; smoking; determination in air; premises; programme evaluation; office work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; USA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Office work
Passive smoking
Smoking