Navigation Links
Health of Scot bar workers Improved since Smoking Ban

Ban on smoking in bars improves the health of the lungs in bar workers according to a new study//.

The study has been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, and comes from Scotland where smoking in bars and other confined public places has been banned on March 26, 2006.

Researchers such as Daniel Menzies, MBChB, of Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, Scotland took this opportunity to study 77 nonsmoking bar workers in Tayside, Scotland, before and after the ban went into effect.

The workers were given questionnaires regarding their lung symptoms. In addition they also underwent lung function tests and provided blood samples for the study.

Around 80 percent of the bar workers reported having lung symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheeze, cough, and phlegm.

A month after the ban, it was found that this percentage dropped to about 53 percent and in the second month fell even further to 47 percent.

There was even an improvement in the bar workers' lung function results and lower levels of cotinine was also observed in their blood after the ban began. `Cotinine is a measure of exposure to tobacco smoke.

According to the researchers 12 bar workers who also complained of asthma before the ban reported some alleviation of their symptoms and a better quality of life following the ban.

Editorialist Mark Eisner, MD, MPH, who works at the University of California, San Francisco, points out that the study "confirms and amplifies previous research" on the lung effects of smoking bans for restaurant and bar workers.

Eisner adds that there is "compelling scientific evidence that smoke-free workplace legislation is rapidly effective in improving the health of workers and that the time has come to clear the air.


NLA
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... The PAINWeekEnd ... Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, offering local frontline clinicians the opportunity to ... , The demand for supplemental training related to pain management has surged ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the ... its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition ... has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, at The ... how this current generation fits into Bible Prophecy. Yisrayl says this generation, known as ... to this conclusion, showing how the details line up exactly with Bible Prophecy – ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Clarify Health Solutions, ... raised $6.0 million in an initial round of funding. The round was led ... their caregivers can receive far better care through the application of the best ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... and pharmaceutical organizations to build intelligent, connected applications, was named the best Sales ... , The winner announcement was made today by the Software & Information ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016 CVS Health ... annual Analyst Day in New York City on Thursday, December 15, 2016, ... Health leadership team will provide an in-depth review of ... shareholder value. The company will also discuss 2017 earnings ... video webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... On Thursday, the NASDAQ Composite and ... the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to stay in green. ... which prompted Stock-callers this morning to look at the performances ... NUVA ), Smith & Nephew PLC (NYSE: SNN ... Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL ). You can ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- Around the corners of world, cancer has infused ... present over earth. Cancer has become one of those ... time this is because of the increasing incidence rates ... steady increase in global cancer incidence with its associated ... of treatment, there is increasing interest in this stringent ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: