Urinary Cotinine and Breath Carbon Monoxide Levels Among Bar and Restaurant Employees in Ankara

Caman O. K., Erguder B. I., Ozcebe H., Bilir N.

NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH, vol.15, no.8, pp.1446-1452, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ntr/nts345
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1446-1452
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Hospitality sector employees constitute one of the key groups with respect to their secondhand tobacco smoke exposure at work. This study aimed to detect urinary cotinine and breath carbon monoxide (CO) levels among bar and restaurant employees in Ankara, as well as the employees' opinions on the new antitobacco law, changes in smoking behavior, and subjective health status before and after the law entered into force.