Katharine Hammond lecture in Ireland on eve of smoking ban

S. Katherine Hammond, Ph.D., professor of environmental health sciences, traveled to the Republic of Ireland on a lecture tour at the invitation of the country's Western Health Board and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), to speak about passive smoking in anticipation of Ireland's workplace smoking ban. Included in her tour was a presentation at the Western Health Board's seminar, "Going Smoke Free: Preparing for the workplace smoking ban," and a well-attended public lecture, "Who's Blowing Smoke: The Health Benefits of Going Smoke Free," delivered at NUIG. While in Ireland, Hammond assisted in designing and implementing a study of secondhand smoke in pubs before and after the band.