Smoke Free Work Place

The state of California recently passed a new law banning smoking in bars.

In less than two months the respiratory health of the bartenders improved significantly, according to a study in The Journal of The American Medical Association.

53 bartenders in the San Francisco area were studied before and after the ban.

74% reported wheezing and shortness of breath before the ban; almost 60% reported they were symptom free after the ban.

This study shows the benefits of a smoke-free work-place.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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