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January 24/31, 2007

Respiratory Symptoms and Inflammation After a Smoking Ban

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(4):359-360. doi:10.1001/jama.297.4.359-a

To the Editor: In their study of respiratory symptoms, pulmonary function, and markers of inflammation, Dr Menzies and colleagues1 explored the effect of smoke-free legislation on bar workers' health in Dundee and Perth, Scotland. Their findings of improvements across a range of health indices in bar workers now in smoke-free working environments are consistent with expectations and with earlier work by Eisner et al.2