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Effect of a smoking ban on respiratory health in nonsmoking hospitality workers : a prospective cohort study

Rajkumar, Sarah and Stolz, Daiana and Hammer, Jürg and Moeller, Alexander and Bauer, Georg F. and Huynh, Cong Khanh and Röösli, Martin. (2014) Effect of a smoking ban on respiratory health in nonsmoking hospitality workers : a prospective cohort study. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 56 (10). e86-e91.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a smoking ban on lung function, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, and respiratory symptoms in nonsmoking hospitality workers.; Secondhand smoke exposure at the workplace, spirometry, and fractional exhaled nitric oxide were measured in 92 nonsmoking hospitality workers before as well as twice after a smoking ban.; At baseline, secondhand smoke-exposed hospitality workers had lung function values significantly below the population average. After the smoking ban, the covariate-adjusted odds ratio for cough was 0.59 (95% confidence interval, 0.36 to 0.93) and for chronic bronchitis 0.75 (95% confidence interval, 0.55 to 1.02) compared with the preban period.; The below-average lung function before the smoking ban indicates chronic damages from long-term exposure. Respiratory symptoms such as cough decreased within 12 months after the ban.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Environmental Exposures and Health > Physical Hazards and Health (Röösli)
UniBasel Contributors:Röösli, Martin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:1076-2752
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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