week an employee working in the hospitality industry dies because of passive
research claims that passive smoking causes at least 49 deaths a year among
workers such as bartenders, waiters and club staff. Environmental smoke in the
workplace is blamed for a further 700 deaths each year.
study, called Environmental Tobacco Smoke and the Hospitality Industry, was
carried out by a professor from Imperial College, London.
also calculated that at least 3,600 people aged under 65 die every year from
lung cancer, heart disease or stroke as a result of breathing in second-hand
cigarette smoke at home.