Effects of the Irish smoking ban on respiratory health of bar workers and air quality in Dublin pubs.

@article{Goodman2007EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the Irish smoking ban on respiratory health of bar workers and air quality in Dublin pubs.},
  author={Patrick G Goodman and Michelle Agnew and Marie McCaffrey and Gillian S. Paul and Luke Clancy},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={175 8},
  pages={840-5}
}
BACKGROUND Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) causes disease in nonsmokers. Workplace bans on smoking are interventions to reduce exposure to ETS to try to prevent harmful health effects. On March 29, 2004, the Irish government introduced the first national comprehensive legislation banning smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. This study examines the impact of this legislation on air quality in pubs and on respiratory health effects in bar workers in Dublin. METHODS… CONTINUE READING