Secondhand smoke exposure in bars and restaurants in Guatemala City: before and after smoking ban evaluation

  title={Secondhand smoke exposure in bars and restaurants in Guatemala City: before and after smoking ban evaluation},
  author={J. Barnoya and Mariel Arvizu and M. Jones and J. C. Hernandez and P. Breysse and A. Navas-Acien},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  • J. Barnoya, Mariel Arvizu, +3 authors A. Navas-Acien
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Causes & Control
  • ObjectiveIn February 2009, Guatemala implemented a comprehensive smoking ban. We assessed air nicotine levels in bars and restaurants 6 months after the ban (post-ban) and compared them with levels found in 2006 (pre-ban).MethodsExposure was estimated by passive sampling of vapor-phase nicotine using samplers (n = 50) placed for 7 working days in 10 bars and 11 restaurants in Guatemala City. Air nicotine was measured by gas chromatography, and the time-weighted average concentration in μg/m3… CONTINUE READING
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