Early evidence on the effectiveness of clean indoor air legislation in New York State

Am J Public Health. 2006 Feb;96(2):296-8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2004.055012. Epub 2005 Dec 27.


In July 2003, New York State implemented the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). In this cross-sectional study, workers (n=168) completed an interview assessing ETS exposure and provided urine for cotinine analysis. Hospitality workers recruited after implementation of the CIAA had significant reductions in ETS exposure and urine cotinine, compared with those recruited before implementation. The New York State CIAA yielded measurable reductions in ETS exposure for hospitality workers.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants, Occupational / urine
  • Air Pollution, Indoor / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Air Pollution, Indoor / prevention & control
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Cotinine / urine
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • New York
  • Occupational Exposure / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Occupational Exposure / prevention & control
  • Restaurants* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / prevention & control


  • Air Pollutants, Occupational
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution
  • Cotinine