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Smoke-free legislation in England has reduced stillbirths, neonatal mortality, and low birth weight

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 18 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4469
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Legislation to control smoking in public places should be considered across the world, researchers have said, after a study concluded that such action could save considerable numbers of young lives.1

That view is based on the study’s finding that the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in England fell by around 1500 in the first four years after smoke-free legislation was introduced in 2007. The …

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