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RCOG statement on new Lancet study exploring impact of smoke-free legislation on preterm birth and child health

“This is an interesting study that provides further evidence that minimising access to smoke can have considerable public health benefits for perinatal and child health, in particular with regards to lowering the premature birth rate. “Smoking during p
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 13:41
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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
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[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
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[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
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[UK-Wales] Maternal smoking: Call for midwives to boost anti-tobacco message

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales said Wales still had the highest proportion of pregnant smokers anywhere in the UK. It said up to 33% of women in Wales smoke at some point during their pregnancy, while the UK average is 26%. ASH Wales wants mo
BBC Online
added Mar 28, 2014 11:19
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[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
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[Tennessee] Putnam putting tobacco settlement funds to use

Ready to put $58,000 — Putnam County's share of the national Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 ... “It’s been used by different states in different ways, but this year the state of Tennessee has decided to turn this money back into prevention
Cookeville (TN) Herald Citizen
added Mar 23, 2014 11:43
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: Fury as ‘failed’ £40k pregnant smoking scheme to be rolled out

A ‘failed’ scheme which handed out thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ cash to persuade pregnant mums to quit smoking looks set to be controversially rolled out. Health chiefs handed out nearly £40,000 to expectant mums across north east Derbyshire to enco
Derbyshire Times (Bakewell Today) (uk)
added Mar 21, 2014 10:52
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Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

Nicotine patches don't seem to help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study has found. The study included 402 pregnant women in France who smoked at least five cigarettes a day. The women, who were 12 to 20 weeks' pregnant, were randomly selected to use
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 18, 2014 01:43
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Secondhand smoke tied to miscarriages, stillbirths

"We often think of the diseases that secondhand smoke causes as diseases of older people," epidemiologist Andrew Hyland told Reuters Health. "The results of this study show that secondhand smoke can affect even unborn babies." Hyland led the study at th
Reuters
added Mar 14, 2014 14:16
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