Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws

News Date: 
January 9, 2017 :00am

In the United States, over 7 million children have contracted asthma, and tobacco is a commonly known agent that triggers many of these cases. However, due to recent indoor smoking bans that communities have started to adopt, there have been fewer and fewer cases of asthma flare-ups in children. In fact, studies have show that within 20 metropolitan areas that prohibited smoking in a public area (such as restaurants and hotels), the number of kids' asthma-related ER visits has decreased by over 17 percent and still continues to fall.  

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