[Application and effects of smoking ban in bars and restaurants of Rome]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2007 Jul-Sep;29(3 Suppl):484-5.
[Article in Italian]


Both active and passive tobacco smoke is carcinogenic. In the last years the most important countries of European Community developed and passed smoke-free public places and smoke-free workplace legislations. The aim of this study was to investigate the real application of smoking ban in bars and restaurants of Rome and to value social, economic and health effects caused by the application of the law. The study was carried out in 200 public places (100 restaurants and 100 bars) with an inspection of the sites and the administration of a questionnaire to the managers of the public places. Results demonstrate that smoking ban in public places is widely respected and that the application of the law had a very positive impact on the quality of life and health of workers and general population.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Public Facilities*
  • Rome
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Smoking Prevention*