El tabaco en los establecimientos de restauración y hostelería: estudio observacional en Barcelona, 2008

Translated title of the contribution: Smoking in the hospitality sector: an observational study in Barcelona (Spain), 2008

Joan R. Villalbí, Lucía Baranda, M. José López, Manel Nebot

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Objectives: To describe the actual presence of smoking in restaurant and hospitality premises after the smoking prevention act banning smoking in workplaces came into force in 2006, with wide exemptions in this sector. Methods: We performed an observational, descriptive study in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in 2008 based on cluster sampling, with 1130 premises. The results were stratified by premise type. Results: Up to 85.7% of food shops allowing consumption within their premises (bakeries, pastry shops...) ban smoking, as well as 85% of fast food establishments. Among restaurants, 40% are smoke-free or have separate smoking areas. Bar-cafés and café-restaurants (the most abundant premises) usually allow smoking. There are more smoke-free options in central districts and in shopping malls. Conclusions: Up to 75.4% of all premises allow smoking freely. These results show the limitations of the law.

Translated title of the contributionSmoking in the hospitality sector: an observational study in Barcelona (Spain), 2008
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
JournalGaceta Sanitaria
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Evaluation
  • Policy
  • Regulation
  • Smoking
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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