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I assessed area secondhand smoke (SHS) exposures in 5 casinos, using respirable and irritation for patrons and workers, and mortality risk to casino workers.


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Any exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, other smoking cessation programs for casino employees who smoke.


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NIOSH investigators conducted onsite health hazard evaluations to measure casino dealers' exposure to secondhand smoke and to determine.


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Casino workers say they've developed a range of illnesses related to second-​hand smoke despite the air filtration systems.


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These comments do not represent the official views of CDC, and CDC does not guarantee that any information posted by individuals on this site is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. Current Intelligence Bulletins CIBs are issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to disseminate new scientific information about occupational hazards, draw attention to a formerly unrecognized hazard, report new data on a known hazard, or disseminate information on hazard control. We have been told we cannot fan the smoke away from us even though there are players that blatantly blow it in our face and violations can result in written documentation or termination. When I started, I ran min-marathons and was an active athlete. We hope the NIOSH report will be a tool for legal pursuits, more no-smoking policies and more clean indoor air laws. I have a chronic cough. How do they quit? A properly trained and conscientious firefighter would never think of entering into a similar smoke-filled environment without airway protection. I know of over 50 people that have worked with me that have contracted cancer—most died! The smoke is one of the worst parts of the job to endure. From that experience, I developed Chronic Bronchitis, and saw my doctor three times for medication, nebulizer and other lung help. All the while the casinos turn a blind eye and continue to pass out free tobacco products to the customers who are smoking less than 3 feet from my breathing space and blowing their smoke in my face. So far, so good. Employees were selected to participate in the study if they reported that they did not use any tobacco products, did not live with someone who smokes inside their home, or were not exposed to secondhand smoke in any setting other than their job at the casino. Guess what? One actually had three people come and pat her belly, then all three lit up right in her face. Casino dealers had more respiratory symptoms than the administrative and engineering employees, but differences were not statistically significant. The almighty dollar! There are chip racks with fans available but management has not seen fit to even get those for us, much less the fans mentioned in the first post on this blog. JOEM I have been a casino dealer for over 20 years now and have watched as many of my non-smoking friends have died from cancer. Were there specific steps taken that seemed to make the transition to a smoke-free environment easier? I constantly have teary eyes, headaches, and even get a cough from the smoke I am forced to deal with at work. Today, I have serious bronchial asthma which I take 3 different medications for and miss work due to the smoke irritating my throat and lungs. It should be illegal to smoke inside any building and the casinos should be held liable for any and all possible future ailments relating to the environment we are forced to work in. As much as I love the casinos, I am deathly afraid of returning to one. BUT, casinos listen to their customers so that is why we are doing all we can to get the gamblers who hate the smoke to join in our efforts. I applaud your efforts to inform the public of these hazards we endure. This is like an alcoholic who wants to stop drinking, but their employer forces them to consume alcohol all day at work. Folks must think cocktail waitresses and their unborn are of a different class…….. Can you imagine the savings in health care? I nearly died walking through this room, must have taken me 3 or 4 minutes. Casinos seem to be special parties and receive mindless exemptions from the smoking bans. Do you have any results for formaldehyde concentrations in the smoking area? I would like to quit smoking, but every day when I go into work my employer forces me to smoke throughout my shift. There is nothing lucky about developing a respiratory illness, lung cancer, or heart disease—especially if you are a healthy nonsmoker. PBZ concentrations for formaldehyde ranged from 2. I am appalled at the smoking situation, and can only compare it to asbestos. I have only worked in the casino for 2 years, and as a non-smoker have started experiences symptoms of a smoker. Results of new research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH on secondhand smoke—the exposure of non-smokers to tobacco smoke—confirm that dealers at the casinos investigated were exposed to secondhand smoke. There are even more who have not died, but have been treated for various cancers. NIOSH also conducted air sampling which found that components of secondhand smoke were present in the air of the three casinos. Casino dealers were found to have increasing levels of NNAL in their urine over an 8-hour work shift showing that the cigarette smoke and a carcinogen are being taken up into their bodies. But when I smoke, I do so when I choose to do so. Secondhand smoke is made up of approximately 4, chemicals, of which about 40 are known to cause cancers. We at [company name removed] were contacted by a casino group asking whether we could alleviate the second hand smoke in their gambling areas and other adjacent indoor facilities some time ago. NIOSH would like to hear from you. Because casino management is known to fire them at will! In addition to scientifically confirming secondhand smoke exposure among the casino dealers, the results of this research also provide additional support for the use of NNAL as a marker of secondhand smoke exposure and will aid other researchers in future studies. The geometric means were 8. After working for more than two decades in a well known casino, [name removed] found that he had become stricken with lung cancer despite never having smoked tobacco products. I refuse to go through that nightmare again. I have a spot on my lung which I get checked every year to determine whether there is any growth. I admit, I am a smoker. We never heard back from them but this very inexpensive device could be employed to significantly reduce the secondhand smoke by pressurizing the space and creating more ultra-clean air changes per hour. We enjoy gambling there. It is the only horrible part of the job breathing in second hand smoke which is usually blown directly into the dealers face by disgruntled players. We would like to emphasize that the only way to eliminate the health hazards associated with secondhand smoke exposures from indoor environments is to ban smoking. Now that the NIOSH report is out, Smoke-Free Gaming is working aggressively to get more casino employees and casino patrons gamblers on board to get casinos smoke free. Any exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, other respiratory diseases, and heart disease. If your workplace has gone smoke-free, please tell us about the transition. We all deserve the right to breath clean air. Why is it taken so long for the EPA to do something about it??? I have worked as a dealer in one of the casinos tested for almost 30 years. By the time I got to the end, exit where the cars are, I was breathless, couldnt breath. The respiratory problems are off the chart! I face the same dilemna. I am an asthmatic, have been all my life. If so, can you provide them, or a range? Interest, from who? With this report and the employees getting fed up — I can see many lawsuits coming! I was disabled with this Chronic Bronchitis for 6 weeks and am just starting to feel normal. They are the ones who complained about the smoke and that is why the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, etc. We have learned that the health of the employees, whose health is gravely compromised from breathing secondhand smoke air pollution is of little or no concern to their employer. Secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke, is a combination of smoke given off by the burning end of a tobacco product and the smoke exhaled by the smoker. Why is my health less important than everyone else in this country? I have approached the head of human resources, several times to have him install table fans he bragged that he put them in at [another] Casino Last time I talked to him he said that there was no interest in the fans. Studies have shown that even low levels of secondhand smoke exposure can be harmful. I hope it will bring about changes in the future. Asbestos is one of these and regulating it was delegated to the Department.

Simply working in a casino does not mean dealers must gamble with their health. We have this being used to provide a focused ultraclean air zone over surgical procedures to dramatically reduce infections.

Obviously, the best solution is non-smoking. I also smoked for a lengthy period of time, quit in when I became a dealer at [name removed]. Its like a slow death in there.

We stay in the so called no smoking room to gamble. I do not smoke with every breath I take, nor through my nose and eyes. In the introductory post for this blog topic, Lt. I was in Vegas recently and talked to a head bartender who had to have two of her waitresses quit recently. In my opinion, they should not allow smoking in any of those casinos. We usually go twice a year. I have been a casino dealer for over 30 years. For comparison, a group of administrative and engineering staff who were not exposed to secondhand smoke at their casino job were included in the study. My wife and I went to the name removed casino in Conn 6 weeks ago. Fans, can change the atmosphere of the whole casino. Professional gamblers are mostly non smokers. The only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure is to completely eliminate smoking in indoor spaces. Comments listed below are posted by individuals not associated with CDC, unless otherwise stated. This last time we went,in order to pick up your car when you leave there, you have to go through a large smoking room.