Esposizione a fumo o passivo a Firenze e a Belluno prima e dopo l'entrata in vigore del divicto di fumo in Italia.

Translated title of the contribution: Second-hand smoke exposure in Florence and Belluno before and after the Italian smoke-free legislation

Antonio Gasparrini, Giuseppe Gorini, Daniela Marcolina, Marco Albertini, Maria Cristina Fondelli, Elizabeth Tamang, Manel Nebot

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INTRODUCTION: a law banning smoking in enclosed public places entered into force in Italy on January 10th 2005. 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. METHODS: vapour-phase nicotine was measured using passive samplers, with personal and environmental sampling. 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. 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). 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.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Gasparrini, A., Gorini, G., Marcolina, D., Albertini, M., Fondelli, M. C., Tamang, E., & Nebot, M. (2006). Esposizione a fumo o passivo a Firenze e a Belluno prima e dopo l'entrata in vigore del divicto di fumo in Italia. Epidemiologia e prevenzione, 30(6), 348-351.

Esposizione a fumo o passivo a Firenze e a Belluno prima e dopo l'entrata in vigore del divicto di fumo in Italia. / Gasparrini, Antonio; Gorini, Giuseppe; Marcolina, Daniela; Albertini, Marco; Fondelli, Maria Cristina; Tamang, Elizabeth; Nebot, Manel.

In: Epidemiologia e prevenzione, Vol. 30, No. 6, 11.2006, p. 348-351.

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Gasparrini, A, Gorini, G, Marcolina, D, Albertini, M, Fondelli, MC, Tamang, E & Nebot, M 2006, 'Esposizione a fumo o passivo a Firenze e a Belluno prima e dopo l'entrata in vigore del divicto di fumo in Italia.', Epidemiologia e prevenzione, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 348-351.
Gasparrini A, Gorini G, Marcolina D, Albertini M, Fondelli MC, Tamang E et al. Esposizione a fumo o passivo a Firenze e a Belluno prima e dopo l'entrata in vigore del divicto di fumo in Italia. Epidemiologia e prevenzione. 2006 Nov;30(6):348-351.
Gasparrini, Antonio ; Gorini, Giuseppe ; Marcolina, Daniela ; Albertini, Marco ; Fondelli, Maria Cristina ; Tamang, Elizabeth ; Nebot, Manel. / Esposizione a fumo o passivo a Firenze e a Belluno prima e dopo l'entrata in vigore del divicto di fumo in Italia. In: Epidemiologia e prevenzione. 2006 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 348-351.
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