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Study shows statewide law associated with improved bartender health.

Study shows decreases in secondhand smoke exposure and respiratory symptoms

The Impact of Wisconsin's Statewide Smoke-Free Law on Bartender Health and Attitudes, a study of 531 Wisconsin bartenders before and after Wisconsin enacted its statewide smoking ban, shows eight smoking-related upper respiratory health symptoms were reduced by as much as 36 percent. A baseline survey was conducted two months before the ban went into effect, with a follow-up survey conducted three to six months after the state law. The study included urban and rural areas of Wisconsin and was limited to bartenders who worked in establishments that allowed smoking before the law and were smoke-free after the statewide ban.

Learn more about Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation Research conducted by CUIR in collaboration with Wisconsin's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.