Public smoking bans improve the health of children, say researchers who found fewer preterm births and hospital visits for childhood asthma attacks after those bans were enacted in North America and Europe.
Second-hand smoke is linked to stillbirth, preterm birth, birth defects, asthma and respiratory infections. Researchers recognized that laws against smoking in public places such as restaurants and work places could help but there hasn’t been an in-depth check of how well the bans protect children. Have you talked to your doctor about quitting smoking? Visit our walk in clinic and one of our doctors can get you started in the right direction and advise on a strategy to quit smoking that will work….