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Document ID (ISN)110233
CIS number 09-1340
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ayres J.G., Semple S., MacCalman L., Dempsey S., Hilton S., Hurley J.F., Miller B.G., Naji A., Petticrew M.
Title Bar workers' health and environmental tobacco smoke (BHETSE): Symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.66, No.5, p.339-346. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine changes in the health of bar workers after smoke-free legislation was introduced in Scotland. Bar workers were followed from before legislation introduction and at two months and one year after the introduction. Participants included 371 bar workers recruited from 72 bars. Of the 191 (51%) workers seen at the one-year follow-up, the percentage reporting respiratory symptoms fell from 69% to 57% and for sensory symptoms from 75% to 64%. As these improvements were seen in both non-smokers and smokers, smoke-free working environments may have potentially important benefits even for workers who smoke.
Descriptors (primary) waiters, waitresses and bartenders; restaurants; symptoms; passive smoking; Scotland
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; determination in saliva; eye irritation; United Kingdom; cotinine; statistical evaluation; dyspnoea; expectoration; questionnaire survey; respiratory function tests; legislation; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Hotels and restaurants
Passive smoking