Smoking ban in public places also cuts smoking at home

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7509.129-b (Published 14 July 2005)
Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:129.3

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  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    A total ban on smoking in enclosed public places would lead to less smoking in the home and reduce the deadly effects of passive smoking, argued a comprehensive study of passive smoking published last week by the Royal College of Physicians. The study said that the estimated 12 200 deaths each year in the United Kingdom from passive smoking were entirely preventable. It recommended that preventing passive smoking at home was a “public health priority” and that helping smokers to stop by having a ban in enclosed public places would lead …

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