|Document ID (ISN)||109124|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gan Q., Hammond S.K., Jiang Y., Yang Y., Hu T.W.
||Effectiveness of a smoke-free policy in lowering secondhand smoke concentrations in offices in China
||May 2008, Vol.50, No.5, p.570-575. Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||China; health programmes; limitation of exposure; offices; passive smoking
||responsibilities of employers; nicotine; smoking; determination in air; premises; programme evaluation; office work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Workplace health promotion