WIT Press


Ventilation To Maintain Indoor Air Quality In Smoking Rooms

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR100301

Volume

136

Pages

10

Page Range

339 - 348

Published

2010

Size

498 kb

Author(s)

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

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 and Country Planning. 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. This paper uses a case study, Jack Bailey’s public house in Wexford (high level supply and extract ventilation system), to demonstrate the effectiveness of a ventilation system in dealing with ETS that could be achieved in smoking rooms by monitoring a solid (PM 2.5), and a gaseous (CO and CO2) constituent. Keywords: ventilation, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), smoking rooms, indoor air quality, legislation. 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 and 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 [2–4]. In Wales 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 (ETS), smoking rooms, indoor air quality, legislation