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