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Protecting children in cars from tobacco smoke

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1164
  1. Adrian Bauman,
  2. X C Chen,
  3. Simon Chapman
  1. Associate professor Research assistant Department of Community Medicine,University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
  2. Associate professor Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia

    EDITOR,--There is considerable evidence that exposure of children to environmental tobacco smoke is associated with an increase in morbidity in those with pre-existing asthma and an increase in the number of new cases of asthma.1 2 In Australia, accreditation standards for child care now require that day care centres be smoke free,3 and nearly one in four smokers report voluntarily smoking only outdoors at home.4

    While the state regulates many aspects of the …

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