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Smoking bans linked to drop in child hospital admissions

Childhood chest infections needing hospital care may have dropped by as much as 20 per cent since anti-smoking laws were introduced, research suggests. The findings add to previous evidence that tobacco control policies are associated with reductions in
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:53
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Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier

The researchers 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 ast
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 6, 2017 15:52
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Why Smoking Rates in the Military Are So High

Big Tobacco deliberately targeted young servicemen and women...Truth Initiative Chief Operating Officer Dave Dobbins. "Then we figured out that they gave away samples in the past to the military, used military people in ads, held special events on bases.
How Stuff Works
added Sep 6, 2017 15:31
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[UK] Effect of tobacco control policies on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial benefits to child health. The majority of studies on other MPOWER policies also indicated a positive effect. These findings provide strong support for implementation of such policies comprehensively a
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:26
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[UK] Smoking bans are having positive impact on child health

Child health has improved significantly since the introduction of public smoking bans in many countries, concludes a large-scale global study* published today in The Lancet Public Health journal. Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh and the E
OnMedica Group (uk)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:25
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[UK-Scotland] Further action needed to reduce smoking inequalities, say experts

POOR Scots are still three times more likely to smoke than their more affluent counterparts despite a slew of anti-tobacco strategies, experts have said. However, the number of children exposed to second-hand smoke in Scottish homes has been cut from in
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:10
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Tobacco convention bans sale of kiddie packs

THE Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) is a non-governmental organisation which aims to consolidate and coordinate tobacco control ... The proposal to reintroduce kiddie packs was mooted by lobbyists...to reintroduce the kiddie pack will be regr
The Star (my)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:58
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[UK-Scotland] Number of children exposed to second-hand smoke halved

An NHS Scotland and Edinburgh University review of the Scottish Government's tobacco control strategy also found a "downward trend in smoking prevalence". It also warned smoking continues to be a bigger problem in more deprived areas. The Scottish Gove
STV (uk)
added Aug 31, 2017 16:02
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[Canada] Special care home operator in Saint John frustrated with new smoking laws

Special care home operator Jan Sealy says the safety of her residents will be put at risk if she follows newly-implemented rules under the Smoke-Free Places Act.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:59
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Perioperative and Long-Term Smoking Behaviors in Cosmetic Surgery Patients

The authors have shown a positive association between smoking cessation and cosmetic surgery. Requesting a period of cessation before cosmetic surgery may promote long-lasting smoking cessation.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
added Aug 31, 2017 15:29
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