Bar Workers Health and Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure (BHETSE)
Ayres, J., Semple, S. (Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen), Hurley, F., Hughson, G. (Institute of Occupational Medicine, University of Edinburgh), Petticrew, M. (Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Services Unit, University of Glasgow) and Ludbrook, A. (HERU)
Air quality in bars was measured before and after the introduction of the legislation and bar workers were surveyed about their health. Time off work and use of health services were included in the survey and the economic component of the study focused on changes in costs related to any improvements in health. Evaluating the impact of policy implementation made an important contribution to developing the evidence base.