Passive smoking kills one employee per week

Every
week an employee working in the hospitality industry dies because of passive
smoking.

New
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.

The
study, called Environmental Tobacco Smoke and the Hospitality Industry, was
carried out by a professor from Imperial College, London.

It
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.

By
Roisin Woolnough

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