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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Abstract

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.

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