According to two key pieces of research staff in pubs and clubs in the Republic have shown signs of improved health since it came in 18 months ago. “…concentrations of cotinine – an indicator of exposure to nicotine found in saliva – fell more dramatically among bar workers in the Republic (80pc) compared with those in the North (20pc)”. It’s not known what factors account for the smaller drop in Northern smokers, but a total ban is due to launch here in 2006.
A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.