A number of legislative bodies across Europe (Ireland, Scotland Wales England and Norway) have already made or are currently considering (France) making policy decisions on the issue of smoking in public places. These policy alternatives have been discussed in Town and Country Planning. Scientific evidence relating to this debate has been reported in a diverse range of publications such as the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Indoor Air and the Building Services Journal: the magazine of CIBSE (BSJ). On inspection much of this commentary concludes negatively on the performance of ventilation systems. In this paper a critical review is undertaken of some of the more recent and most frequently cited publications. The paper aims to provide insights for policy makers, students in relevant disciplines, facilities and estate managers and those managing buildings with potential for smoker occupancy such as long stay health care premises and those who are interested in this debate.
|Pages (from-to)||761 - 787|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||International Journal of Innovactive Computing, Information and Control|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2007|
- environmental tobacco smoke (ets)
- smoking in public places
- indoor air quality (iaq)