Smoking at workplace – Legislation and health aspect of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/584030
Title:
Smoking at workplace – Legislation and health aspect of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke
Authors:
Lipinska-Ojrzanowska, Agnieszka; Polanska, Kinga ( 0000-0002-3212-2307 ) ; Wiszniewska, Marta; Kleniewska, Aneta ( 0000-0001-7913-966X ) ; Dörre-Kolasa, Dominika; Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta ( 0000-0003-0836-6800 )
Other Titles:
PALENIE TYTONIU W MIEJSCU PRACY – PRAWNY I ZDROWOTNY ASPEKT BIERNEGO NARAŻENIA NA DYM TYTONIOWY
Abstract:
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of xenobiotics harmful to human health. Their irritant, toxic and carcinogenic potential has been well documented. Passive smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in public places, including workplace, poses major medical problems. Owing to this fact there is a strong need to raise workers’ awareness of smoking-related hazards through educational programs and to develop and implement legislation aimed at eliminating SHS exposure. This paper presents a review of reports on passive exposure to tobacco smoke and its impact on human health and also a review of binding legal regulations regarding smoking at workplace in Poland. It has been proved that exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy may lead to, e.g., preterm delivery and low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, lung function impairment, asthma and acute respiratory illnesses in the future. Exposure to tobacco smoke, only in the adult age, is also considered as an independent risk factor of cardiovascular diseases, acute and chronic respiratory diseases and cancer. Raising public awareness of tobacco smoke harmfulness should be a top priority in the field of workers’ health prevention. Occupational medicine physicians have regular contacts with occupationally active people who smoke. Thus, occupational health services have a unique opportunity to increase employees and employers’ awareness of adverse health effects of smoking and their prevention.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland; Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Citation:
Medycyna Pracy 2015;66(6):827–836
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/584030
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00357
PubMed ID:
26674169
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/Palenie-tytoniu-w-miejscu-pracy-aspekt-prawny-i-zdrowotny-narazenia-biernego-na-dym-tytoniowy,60105,0,2.html; http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Palenie-tytoniu-w-miejscu-pracy-prawny-i-zdrowotny-aspekt-nbiernego-narazenia-na-dym-tytoniowy,60105,0,1.html
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0465-5893
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dc.contributor.authorLipinska-Ojrzanowska, Agnieszkaen
dc.contributor.authorPolanska, Kingaen
dc.contributor.authorWiszniewska, Martaen
dc.contributor.authorKleniewska, Anetaen
dc.contributor.authorDörre-Kolasa, Dominikaen
dc.contributor.authorWalusiak-Skorupa, Jolantaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T12:10:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-17T12:10:05Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMedycyna Pracy 2015;66(6):827–836en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893en
dc.identifier.pmid26674169en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00357en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/584030en
dc.description.abstractTobacco smoke contains thousands of xenobiotics harmful to human health. Their irritant, toxic and carcinogenic potential has been well documented. Passive smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in public places, including workplace, poses major medical problems. Owing to this fact there is a strong need to raise workers’ awareness of smoking-related hazards through educational programs and to develop and implement legislation aimed at eliminating SHS exposure. This paper presents a review of reports on passive exposure to tobacco smoke and its impact on human health and also a review of binding legal regulations regarding smoking at workplace in Poland. It has been proved that exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy may lead to, e.g., preterm delivery and low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, lung function impairment, asthma and acute respiratory illnesses in the future. Exposure to tobacco smoke, only in the adult age, is also considered as an independent risk factor of cardiovascular diseases, acute and chronic respiratory diseases and cancer. Raising public awareness of tobacco smoke harmfulness should be a top priority in the field of workers’ health prevention. Occupational medicine physicians have regular contacts with occupationally active people who smoke. Thus, occupational health services have a unique opportunity to increase employees and employers’ awareness of adverse health effects of smoking and their prevention.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/Palenie-tytoniu-w-miejscu-pracy-aspekt-prawny-i-zdrowotny-narazenia-biernego-na-dym-tytoniowy,60105,0,2.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Palenie-tytoniu-w-miejscu-pracy-prawny-i-zdrowotny-aspekt-nbiernego-narazenia-na-dym-tytoniowy,60105,0,1.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.subjectSmoking at workplaceen
dc.subjectSmoking policy at workplaceen
dc.subjectPassive smokingen
dc.subjectexposure to second-hand tobacco smokeen
dc.subjectEnvironmental tobacco smokeen
dc.subjectPreventionen
dc.titleSmoking at workplace – Legislation and health aspect of exposure to second-hand tobacco smokeen
dc.title.alternativePALENIE TYTONIU W MIEJSCU PRACY – PRAWNY I ZDROWOTNY ASPEKT BIERNEGO NARAŻENIA NA DYM TYTONIOWYen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland; Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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