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[UK] Effect of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma. Together with the health benefits in adults, this study provides strong support for WHO recommendations to create smoke-free environmen
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 13:35

[UK] Smoking bans cut asthma and premature births by 10%, study says

researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Maastricht University, Hasselt University in Belgium, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital looked at more than 2.5 million births and almost 250,000 hospital attendances for asthma attacks i
BBC Online
added Mar 28, 2014 13:30

[UK] Smoking bans cut premature births

Children also being spared asthma attacks by laws that keep public places smoke-free, researchers find
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 11:38

[UK-Scotland] Smoking ban reduces premature births and asthma

A team from Edinburgh University was the first to look at how anti-smoking laws in different countries and areas were affecting children’s health. Smoking bans in public places in North America and Europe were found to reduce harm caused to the unborn a
The Scotsman (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 11:09

Thirdhand Smoke Is Real—And Risky to Your Health

Indoor cigarette smoke combines with air pollutants to form compounds that might cause cancer—and that can linger for decades. In addition to cancer, thirdhand smoke could be responsible for asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
National Geographic
added Mar 21, 2014 16:49

Secondhand Smoke Could Cancel Out Asthma Treatment With Destruction Of Key Enzyme

Parents who smoke and whose children suffer from severe asthma could be cancelling out the asthma medication's effects.
Medical Daily
added Feb 15, 2014 23:24
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Passive Smoking Weakens Children’s Response to Asthma Treatment, Study

researchers at Imperial College London found that exposure to secondhand smoke at home leads to lower levels of an enzyme in kids. These enzymes help kids respond to the asthma treatment.
added Feb 15, 2014 23:16

[UK] Passive smoking impairs children's responses to asthma treatment

Children exposed to cigarette smoke at home have lower levels of an enzyme that helps them respond to asthma treatment, a study has found. Passive smoking is known to worsen asthma symptoms in children and impair their response to inhaled steroid treatm
Imperial College London (uk)
added Feb 14, 2014 11:23

Tobacco exposure raises hospital readmission rate for children with asthma

Children admitted to the hospital for asthma are likely to be readmitted within a year if they are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study led by Dr. Judie Howrylak and Dr. Adam Spanier of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The study appea
Penn State University
added Feb 12, 2014 17:20
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Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma

Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home or in the car are more likely to return to the hospital within 12 months of hospitalization for asthma, a new study finds. The researchers said tests of tobacco exposure have the potential to help protect thos
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 30, 2014 09:37
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