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dc.contributor.authorALLWRIGHT, SHANEen
dc.contributor.authorPAUL, GILLIAN MARGARETen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-14T14:07:27Z
dc.date.available2010-12-14T14:07:27Z
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.date.submitted2009en
dc.identifier.citationMullally BJ, Greiner BA, Allwright S, Paul G, Perry IJ., The effect of the Irish smoke-free workplace legislation on smoking among bar workers, European Journal of Public Health, 19, 2009, 206 - 211en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/41280
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractBackground: On 29 March 2004, the Republic of Ireland (ROI) became the first EU country to introduce a nationwide ban on workplace smoking. While the focus of this measure was to protect worker health by reducing exposure to second-hand smoke, other effects such as a greater reduction in smoking prevalence and consumption were likely among bar workers. Methods: A random sample of bar workers from Cork city were surveyed before (n = 129) and after (n = 107; 82.9% follow-up rate) implementation of the smoke-free legislation. Self report and combined self report and cotinine concentration were used to determine smoking status. For comparison a cross-sectional random telephone survey of the general population (ROI) was conducted before and 1 year after the smoke-free legislation. There were 1240 pre- and 1221 participants post-ban in the equivalent age and occupational subset of the general population. Results: There was a non-significant decline in smoking prevalence among bar workers 1 year post-ban (self report: ?2.8% from 51.4% to 48.6%, P = 0.51; combined self report and cotinine: ?4.7% from 56.1% to 51.4%, P = 0.13), but a significant decline in consumption of four cigarettes (95% CI 2.21?6.36) per day. Within the occupationally equivalent general population sub-sample there was a significant drop (3.5%, P = 0.06) in smoking prevalence but no significant change in consumption. Conclusions: Ireland's smoke-free workplace legislation was accompanied by a drop in smoking prevalence in both bar workers and the general population sub-sample.en
dc.description.sponsorshipHealth Research Board of Ireland (Research project grant RP/2005/290) Principle Investigator Dr Birgit Greiner, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork; Office of Tobacco Control through the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society (Republic of Ireland); the National Cancer Institute of the United States (R01 CA90955); Irish Cancer Society; Irish Heart Foundation. All authors? work was independent of all funders.en
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dc.format.extent211en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Public Healthen
dc.relation.ispartofseries19en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectTobaccoen
dc.titleThe effect of the Irish smoke-free workplace legislation on smoking among bar workersen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorHealth Research Board (HRB)en
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dc.identifier.rssinternalid56109en
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckp008en


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