Letters Banning smoking

Confessions of an accordion cleaner

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39346.507778.3A (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:630
  1. John F Garvey, specialist registrar1,
  2. Paul McElwaine, clinical tutor1,
  3. Thomas S Monaghan, specialist registrar (neurology)2,
  4. Walter T McNicholas, director3
  1. 1Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland
  2. 2Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9
  3. 3Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital
  1. john.garvey{at}ucd.ie

    Haw and Gruer document the reduction in exposure to secondhand smoke since the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland.1 We report further evidence of reduced exposure to secondhand smoke in Irish pubs since the legislation in the Republic of Ireland.2 3

    The pub session (or seisiún in Gaelic), where musicians gather to play traditional music together, is commonplace throughout bars …

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