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

Eadie, Douglas R.; MacAskill, Susan G.; Heim, Derek and Hastings, Gerard B. (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.

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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

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1369-1619
Keywords: tobacco smoke pollution; legislation; Scotland; workplace; poverty
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 35156
Depositing User: Jan Swallow
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 16:57
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:10
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