Working together for cleaner air: developing smoke free policies in the workplace

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248637
Title:
Working together for cleaner air: developing smoke free policies in the workplace
Authors:
Health Promotion Unit (HPU)
Publisher:
Department of Health and Children
Issue Date:
Sep-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248637
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, chronic bronchitis,emphysema and coronary heart disease. It causes: • 90% of all deaths from lung cancer • 75% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema and about • 25% of deaths from heart disease. In Ireland about 6,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to smoking. Although the prevalence of smoking has declined, there is increased concern about the effects on non-smokers of other people smoking in their environment, ie. passive smoking. It has long been recognised that passive smoking is an annoyance to non-smokers - irritating eyes, nose, throat. leading to tiredness and headaches and leaving a persistent smell on clothes and hair. More recently, however, research has shown that passive smoking may not just be an annoyance but may be a risk to health. It is now believed by some researchers that it increases the risk of lung cancer and the risk of death from heart disease in non smokers exposed over a prolonged period of time. It also aggravates angina and respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Respiratory effects of passive smoking have been shown in adults by increased frequency of coughing, phlegm, throat discomfort and reduction in lung function. Since many people spend a considerable part of their adult lives at work. it is important that their work environment is as free as possible of health risks. Research indicates that there is widespread support in the community for smoking control measures in the work place. The Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health is actively promoting the development of a smoke-free atmosphere in the workplace.
Keywords:
SMOKING CESSATION; WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Promotion Unit (HPU)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-12T14:55:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-12T14:55:30Z-
dc.date.issued1994-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/248637-
dc.descriptionSmoking is a major cause of lung cancer, chronic bronchitis,emphysema and coronary heart disease. It causes: • 90% of all deaths from lung cancer • 75% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema and about • 25% of deaths from heart disease. In Ireland about 6,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to smoking. Although the prevalence of smoking has declined, there is increased concern about the effects on non-smokers of other people smoking in their environment, ie. passive smoking. It has long been recognised that passive smoking is an annoyance to non-smokers - irritating eyes, nose, throat. leading to tiredness and headaches and leaving a persistent smell on clothes and hair. More recently, however, research has shown that passive smoking may not just be an annoyance but may be a risk to health. It is now believed by some researchers that it increases the risk of lung cancer and the risk of death from heart disease in non smokers exposed over a prolonged period of time. It also aggravates angina and respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Respiratory effects of passive smoking have been shown in adults by increased frequency of coughing, phlegm, throat discomfort and reduction in lung function. Since many people spend a considerable part of their adult lives at work. it is important that their work environment is as free as possible of health risks. Research indicates that there is widespread support in the community for smoking control measures in the work place. The Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health is actively promoting the development of a smoke-free atmosphere in the workplace.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health and Childrenen_GB
dc.subjectSMOKING CESSATIONen_GB
dc.subjectWORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.titleWorking together for cleaner air: developing smoke free policies in the workplaceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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