Smoke ban sees pub carbon monoxide levels fall

31.8.2007. PUBS across North Somerset have seen a massive reduction in carbon monoxide in the air following the introduction of the Government smoking ban.

31.8.2007. PUBS across North Somerset have seen a massive reduction in carbon monoxide in the air following the introduction of the Government smoking ban.

The figures, released by North Somerset Council, show an average 64 per cent reduction in carbon monoxide (CO) in the air of four pubs.

The gas, which can be deadly in large doses, is caused by the second hand smoke in cigarettes, as well as boilers and motor vehicles.

The tests were carried out in May and August, before and after the July 1 ban came into force.


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To see which pubs saw a reduction see this week's North Somerset Times.

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