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Smoking ban cuts admissions for child respiratory infections

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2913 (Published 01 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2913
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Banning smoking in public places has cut hospital admissions for childhood respiratory infections in England by 11 000 a year, new research has estimated.

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands said that evidence has shown that smoke-free public environments will benefit children’s health but that the exact effect on respiratory tract infections is unclear. They analysed more than 1.6 million cases of …

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