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Responding to change: how did bar workers adapt to the smoke-free legislation in Scotland?

Citation
Eadie D, MacAskill S, Heim D & Hastings G (2010) Responding to change: how did bar workers adapt to the smoke-free legislation in Scotland?. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 20 (1), pp. 13-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603120903255279

Abstract
In recent years a number of countries have implemented comprehensive smoking bans to protect workers from adverse effects of exposure to second-hand smoke. It is also well known that many key stakeholders working in hospitality settings are themselves smokers. This paper reports the findings of a longitudinal qualitative study conducted with bar workers following the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland. It examines the effects of smoking prevalence and status on support for smoke-free legislation, and its impact on business and working practices as well as bar workers’ smoking behaviour both in and outside of the workplace. The results highlight a need for targeted assistance for businesses serving disadvantaged communities both to adapt commercially to the legislation and to provide cessation support to workers who smoke.

Keywords
tobacco; smoke-free; smoke pollution; legislation; Scotland; workplace; Smoking cessation; Smoking Law and legislation Scotland

Journal
International Journal of Environmental Health Research: Volume 20, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Eadie, Douglas; MacAskill, Susan; Heim, Derek; Hastings, Gerard
Publication date28/02/2010
Date accepted by journal01/01/1990
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2319
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0960-3123
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