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Title: Survey report : Diners' attitudes to smoke free areas in restaurants on September 10, 1993, Darwin, Northern Territory 1993
Authors: Northern Territory. Dept. of Health and Community Services.
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: The Dept.
Abstract: All over the World and in Australia trends are towards smoke free environments and clean air policies. Tobacco smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia today, and results in more than 20,000 deaths each year. Studies have shown that passive, or involuntary smoking is very likely to increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer, low birth weight babies and asthma attacks in non-smokers. Many of the more than two thousand compounds found in tobacco smoke are found in substantially higher proportions in sidestream (or passive) smoke than mainstream smoke. These include several known human carcinogens and many toxic substances. Chemicals in sidestream smoke can also cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and lower respiratory tract. Dining in a smoke filled room can be very unpleasant, and surveys in the Northern Territory and other parts of Australia have indicated that more emphasis should be placed on the provision of smoke free areas in restaurants so that food and beverages can be enjoyed in a clean air environment.
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Type: Report
Subjects: Nonsmoking areas in restaurants -- Northern Territory
Smoking -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Historical Collection

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