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Smoking ban improves health of bartenders

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7175.8a (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:8
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    San Francisco bartenders had dramatic improvements in respiratory health within two months, after the implementation of California's ban on indoor smoking sharply reduced their exposure to secondhand smoke.

    In a study examining 53 bartenders before and after the ban was implemented, Dr Mark Eisner and colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco found that 59% (23) of those bartenders reporting respiratory …

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