This study evaluated the effectiveness of smoking restrictions.
We measured particulate concentrations in restaurants with different levels of allowable smoking.
Mean particulate concentrations were 70% higher in establishments without smoking restrictions compared with those with partial smoking restrictions.
Concentrations in non-smoking restaurants were reduced by an additional 20% to 30%. Measurements of cadmium, an environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) marker, implicated ETS as the major source of particulate in restaurants that allowed smoking.
Partial smoking restrictions substantially reduce, but do not eliminate, ETS exposure in restaurants.
Occupants of nonsmoking restaurants avoid ETS exposure but may experience substantial particulate exposures from cooking emissions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Tabagisme passif, Exposition, Tabac, Pratique restrictive, Restaurant, Législation, Mesure, Marqueur biologique, Cadmium, Evaluation, Efficacité, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Toxicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Passive smoking, Exposure, Tobacco, Restrictive practice, Restaurant, Legislation, Measurement, Biological marker, Cadmium, Evaluation, Efficiency, Human, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Toxicity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0048561
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 31/05/1999.