Smoking ban reduces hospitalization rates for childhood asthma

01/21/2013 | Reuters · BBC

The percentage of children in England who were hospitalized for severe asthma attacks dropped by 12.3% a year after prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, U.K. researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics. Before the smoke-free legislation, the study found an annual 2.2% increase in hospitalization rates for severe childhood asthma attacks.

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