[Second-hand smoke exposure in Florence and Belluno before and after the Italian smoke-free legislation].

Gasparrini, A; Gorini, G; Marcolina, D; Albertini, M; Fondelli, MC; Tamang, E; Nebot, M; (2006) [Second-hand smoke exposure in Florence and Belluno before and after the Italian smoke-free legislation]. Epidemiologia e prevenzione, 30 (6). pp. 348-51. ISSN 1120-9763

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INTRODUCTION: a law banning smoking in enclosed public places entered into force in Italy on January 10th 2005.<br/> OBJECTIVE: to compare the SHS exposure before and after the coming into force of the new anti-smoking law, with direct measurements in public venues and workplaces.<br/> METHODS: vapour-phase nicotine was measured using passive samplers, with personal and environmental sampling.<br/> SETTING: samples were collected in 10 municipality offices, 10 industry buildings and 11 public venues (4 discos and 7 pubs) in two towns (Florence and Belluno) from november 2004 to march 2005.<br/> RESULTS: during the pre-ban period a wide range of nicotine concentrations was observed. Offices and industry sector exhibited very low concentrations, 0,47 e 0,40 microg/m3 in median, respectively. Highest concentrations were measured in pubs and discos (35,59 and 127,16 microg/m3). After the smoking ban, a noteworthy reduction in nicotine concentrations was found with a stronger effect in pubs and discos (95% of decrease).<br/> DISCUSSION: the introduction of a national smoking ban led to a clear reduction in SHS exposure, with stronger results in environments less protected by previous regulations.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
PubMed ID: 17333690
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/29632


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