Secondhand smoke assessment in the first African country adopting a comprehensive smoke-free law (Mauritius)

María José López, Premduth Burhoo, Leelmanee Moussa, Manel Nebot

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Abstract

A new smoking regulation came into force in Mauritius in March 2009. Environmental nicotine and particles less than 2.5μm in diameter (PM2.5) were measured in 60 hospitality venues and shopping malls on December 2009. There was presence of secondhand smoke in 69% of the samples. The overall median [IQR] nicotine and PM2.5 concentrations were 0.05 [3 [IQR: 13.00-59.80], respectively. The highest concentrations of both markers were found in night clubs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1024-1026
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironmental Research
Volume111
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Environmental nicotine
  • PM2.5
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Smoking law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biochemistry

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