Fumo passivo in bar, ristoranti e discoteche della città di Firenze

Translated title of the contribution: Environmental tobacco smoke in hospitality industry in Florence, Italy

Giuseppe Gorini, Maria Cristina Fondelli, Maria Josè Lopez, Joan Salles, Eulàlia Serrahima, Francesc Centrich, Adele Seniori Costantini, Manel Nebot

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Background: "Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) exposure in a sample of European cities" is the first European multicentre project intended to measure ETS exposure in public places in a number of European cities. Objectives: To present results of measurements of nicotine concentration in a number of bars, restaurants and discotheques in Florence, Italy. Methods: The ETS marker was vapour-phase nicotine sampled by passive monitors. At least two monitors were placed in each of seven bars (five in hospitals; one at an airport; one at a railway station), and seven restaurants (three with smoking and non-smoking sections), and left in place for several days. In each of four discotheques two nicotine passive monitors were used as personal samplers. Results: The average nicotine concentration in discotheques, restaurants and bars was respectively 26.78 μ/m3, 2.32 μg/m3 and 0.83 μg/m3. In the smoking section of restaurants with separated areas for smokers and non-smokers the average nicotine concentration was 2.54 μg/m3, which was similar to that measured in non-smoking sections (2.14 μg/m3).

Translated title of the contributionEnvironmental tobacco smoke in hospitality industry in Florence, Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Nicotine
  • Public places

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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