Environment and well-being before and following smoking ban in office buildings

Can J Public Health. Jul-Aug 1993;84(4):254-8.


The purpose of this study was to compare the well-being, salivary cotinine levels and environmental characteristics of office building workers and their workplace before and after the introduction of a smoking ban. The results showed that one year following the ban, there was an ambiguous change in symptom reporting, a trend towards reduced salivary cotinine levels, and an improvement in measured but not in perceived environmental quality.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cotinine / analysis
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Health*
  • Saliva / chemistry
  • Smoking Prevention*
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / prevention & control*


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution
  • Cotinine