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Validity of self-reported exposure to second-hand smoke in hospitality venues
- Galán, Iñaki, Mayo, Elga, López, María J., Pérez-Ríos, Mónica, Fu, Marcela, Martínez-Sánchez, Jose M., Schiaffino, Anna, Moncada, Albert, Montes, Agustín, Nebot, Manel, Fernández, Esteve
- Environmental Research 2014 v.133 pp. 1-3
- inhalation exposure, nicotine, questionnaires, Spain
- The aim was to assess the validity of self-reported exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in 50 hospitality venues of Madrid (Spain) in 2010, taking as a reference vapour-phase nicotine measured by active sampling. The questions posed in the questionnaire permitted distinguishing between the different levels of SHS. However, the moderate relationship found (Spearman׳s correlation=0.387, p<0.001) suggests that intensity of exposure to SHS in hospitality venues, based solely on self-reported information, should be used with caution.