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A cross-sectional study on levels of secondhand smoke in restaurants and bars in five cities in China.
Tob Control. 2011 Nov; 20(6):397-402.TC

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To assess indoor secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in restaurants and bars via PM(2.5) level measurements in five cities in China.

METHODS

The study was conducted from July to September in 2007 in Beijing, Xi'an, Wuhan, Kunming and Guiyang. PM(2.5) concentrations were measured in 404 restaurants and bars using portable aerosol monitors. The occupant density and the active smoker density were calculated for each venue sampled.

RESULTS

Among the 404 surveyed venues, 23 had complete smoking bans, nine had partial smoking bans and 313 (77.5%) had smoking observed during sampling. The geometric mean of indoor PM(2.5) levels in venues with smoking observed was 208 μg/m(3) and 99 μg/m(3) in venues without smoking observed. When outdoor PM(2.5) levels were adjusted, indoor PM(2.5) levels in venues with smoking observed were consistently significantly higher than those in venues without smoking observed (F=80.49, p<0.001). Indoor PM(2.5) levels were positively correlated with outdoor PM(2.5) levels (partial ρ=0.37 p<0.001) and active smoker density (partial ρ=0.34, p<0.001).

CONCLUSIONS

Consistent with findings in other countries, PM(2.5) levels in smoking places are significantly higher than those in smoke-free places and are strongly related to the number and density of active smokers. These findings document the high levels of SHS in hospitality venues in China and point to the urgent need for comprehensive smoke-free laws in China to protect the public from SHS hazards, as called for in Article 8 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which was ratified by China in 2005.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Chinese National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beiing, China. ruiling_liu@berkeley.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19748882

Citation

Liu, R L., et al. "A Cross-sectional Study On Levels of Secondhand Smoke in Restaurants and Bars in Five Cities in China." Tobacco Control, vol. 20, no. 6, 2011, pp. 397-402.
Liu RL, Yang Y, Travers MJ, et al. A cross-sectional study on levels of secondhand smoke in restaurants and bars in five cities in China. Tob Control. 2011;20(6):397-402.
Liu, R. L., Yang, Y., Travers, M. J., Fong, G. T., O'Connor, R. J., Hyland, A., Li, L., Nan, Y., Feng, G. Z., Li, Q., & Jiang, Y. (2011). A cross-sectional study on levels of secondhand smoke in restaurants and bars in five cities in China. Tobacco Control, 20(6), 397-402. https://doi.org/10.1136/tc.2009.033233
Liu RL, et al. A Cross-sectional Study On Levels of Secondhand Smoke in Restaurants and Bars in Five Cities in China. Tob Control. 2011;20(6):397-402. PubMed PMID: 19748882.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A cross-sectional study on levels of secondhand smoke in restaurants and bars in five cities in China. AU - Liu,R L, AU - Yang,Y, AU - Travers,M J, AU - Fong,G T, AU - O'Connor,R J, AU - Hyland,A, AU - Li,L, AU - Nan,Y, AU - Feng,G Z, AU - Li,Q, AU - Jiang,Y, Y1 - 2009/09/11/ PY - 2009/9/15/entrez PY - 2009/9/15/pubmed PY - 2012/1/31/medline SP - 397 EP - 402 JF - Tobacco control JO - Tob Control VL - 20 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To assess indoor secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in restaurants and bars via PM(2.5) level measurements in five cities in China. METHODS: The study was conducted from July to September in 2007 in Beijing, Xi'an, Wuhan, Kunming and Guiyang. PM(2.5) concentrations were measured in 404 restaurants and bars using portable aerosol monitors. The occupant density and the active smoker density were calculated for each venue sampled. RESULTS: Among the 404 surveyed venues, 23 had complete smoking bans, nine had partial smoking bans and 313 (77.5%) had smoking observed during sampling. The geometric mean of indoor PM(2.5) levels in venues with smoking observed was 208 μg/m(3) and 99 μg/m(3) in venues without smoking observed. When outdoor PM(2.5) levels were adjusted, indoor PM(2.5) levels in venues with smoking observed were consistently significantly higher than those in venues without smoking observed (F=80.49, p<0.001). Indoor PM(2.5) levels were positively correlated with outdoor PM(2.5) levels (partial ρ=0.37 p<0.001) and active smoker density (partial ρ=0.34, p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Consistent with findings in other countries, PM(2.5) levels in smoking places are significantly higher than those in smoke-free places and are strongly related to the number and density of active smokers. These findings document the high levels of SHS in hospitality venues in China and point to the urgent need for comprehensive smoke-free laws in China to protect the public from SHS hazards, as called for in Article 8 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which was ratified by China in 2005. SN - 1468-3318 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19748882/A_cross_sectional_study_on_levels_of_secondhand_smoke_in_restaurants_and_bars_in_five_cities_in_China_ L2 - https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&amp;pmid=19748882 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -