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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the psychosocial and behavioural impact of the first ever national level comprehensive workplace smoke-free law, implemented in Ireland in March 2004. DESIGN Quasi-experimental prospective cohort survey: parallel cohort telephone surveys of national representative samples of adult smokers in Ireland (n = 769) and the UK (n = 416),(More)
became the first country in the world to implement legislation creating smoke-free enclosed workplaces that included bars and restaurants. 1 While the legislation involved all workplaces, with minor exceptions, national and international media attention focused on how the legislation would be implemented in bars. Many commentators looked on in disbelief and(More)
Earlier this year I launched Healthy Ireland. I indicated that the current health status of people in Ireland, lifestyle trends and inequalities in health outcomes are leading us towards a dangerously unhealthy and unaffordable future. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland. Each year at least 5,200 people die from diseases caused by(More)
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