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Document ID (ISN)110134
CIS number 09-1138
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bondy S.J., Zhang B., Kreiger N., Selby P., Benowitz N., Travis H., Florescu A., Greenspan N.R., Ferrence R.
Title Impact of an indoor smoking ban on bar workers' exposure to secondhand smoke
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.51, No.5, p.612-619. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract To evaluate the impact of an indoor smoke-free law in Toronto, Canada, implemented June 2004, this study used a pre-post comparison design to assess secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among 79 bar workers in Toronto and 49 bar workers in a control community, Windsor (no law change), at four times: pre-ban, and 1, 2, and 9 months post-ban. SHS exposure time and urinary cotinine level were substantially reduced in Toronto bar workers immediately after the ban by 94% (from 7.8 to 0.5 hours) and 68% (from 24.2 to 7.8 ng/mL), respectively. The reduction was sustained throughout follow-up. There was no change among Windsor bar workers. Compliance with the ban was high, and the ban led to a substantial reduction in SHS exposure.
Descriptors (primary) waiters, waitresses and bartenders; Canada; hotel industry; passive smoking; restaurants
Descriptors (secondary) cotinine; determination in urine; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Hotels and restaurants
Passive smoking