Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier

Author Name: 
Robert Preidt
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

A new analysis has found that smoking bans help protect the health of children's lungs; in fact, anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood asthma attacks.

Researchers have reviewed 41 studies from North America, Europe and China, and found that anti-smoking measures were linked to a more than 18 percent decrease in childhood chest infections requiring hospital care, a nearly 10 percent decline in severe asthma attacks among children, and about a 4 percent drop in preterm births

For more information on the study, click here.