Table 2

Pre-ban and post-ban workplace and non-workplace exposure and respiratory and sensory irritation symptoms in bar and restaurant workers

Pre-ban exposurePost-ban exposurep Value
Workplace tobacco smoke exposure, h/day (IQR)8 (8–9) h/day0 (0–0) h/day<0.001
Non-workplace tobacco smoke exposure, h/day (IQR)1 (0–2) h/day0 (0–2) h/day0.0008
Respiratory symptoms
At least one symptom, % (n)57.5% (46)28.7% (23)<0.001
Cough, % (n)20.2% (16)7.1% (5)0.039
Wakes during sleep due to cough, % (n)31.6% (25)8.8% (7)<0.001
Phlegm production, % (n)19.4% (15)15% (12)0.454
Wheezing, % (n)7.5% (6)3.7% (3)0.453
Tightness in chest, % (n)17.5% (14)7.5% (6)0.039
Dyspnoea on exertion, % (n)41.2% (33)16.2% (13)<0.001
Dyspnoea at rest, % (n)21.2% (17)5% (4)0.001
Sensory irritation symptoms
At least one symptom, % (n)86.3% (69)37.5% (30)<0.001
Red eyes, % (n)58% (46)20% (16)<0.001
Sneezing, % (n)58.2% (46)26.2% (21)<0.001
Scratchy throat, % (n)53.1% (42)17.7% (14)<0.001