WIT Press


Impacts Of Ventilation: Studies On \“environmental Tobacco Smoke”

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR080491

Volume

116

Pages

8

Page Range

483 - 490

Published

2008

Size

298 kb

Author(s)

A. J. Geens, H. Al-Madfai & D. G. Snelson

Abstract

A number of legislative bodies in Europe have already made or are currently considering making policy decisions on the issue of smoking in public places. Policy alternatives have been discussed in Town & Country Planning (2004 and 2008). Scientific evidence relating to this debate has been reported in a diverse range of publications such as the British Medical Journal, Indoor Air and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Journal. On inspection much of this reporting concludes negatively on the performance of ventilation systems. In this paper a critical review is undertaken of three \“Environmental tobacco smoke” study papers, to supplement the overview provided by the authors in their paper in the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC) in 2007. Keywords: ventilation, environmental tobacco smoke, environmental chamber. 1 Introduction A number of legislative bodies in Europe have already made or are currently considering making policy decisions on the issue of smoking in public places. Policy alternatives have been discussed in Town & Country Planning [1]. Scientific evidence relating to this debate has been reported in a diverse range of publications such as the BMJ, Indoor Air and the CIBSE Journal. On inspection much of this reporting concludes negatively on the performance of ventilation systems [2–7]. In the UK the smoking ban has allowed a number of exemptions, and it is important that these spaces are ventilated using the best techniques available in order to protect both user groups and staff employed in these buildings for

Keywords

ventilation, environmental tobacco smoke, environmental chamber.