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Asthma

17 September 2010

Smoking ban cuts asthma attacks

A 2006 public smoking ban in Scotland reduced the number of serious childhood asthma attacks by 18% per year, researchers reported.

A 2006 public smoking ban in Scotland reduced the number of serious childhood asthma attacks by 18% per year, researchers reported.

Dr. Jill Pell of the University of Glasgow, who worked on the new study, said the findings in the New England Journal of Medicine show that did not happen.

 

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