Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Smoking Ban In England Lowers The Number Of Children Suffering From Asthma

According to a latest finding by researchers, the number of children afflicted with severe asthma was considerably reduced after the implementation of the smoke-free law in England. The researchers carried out a study and found that one year after the law stopping smoking in public places had been enacted; the number of children suffering from asthma problems was lowered by 12%.  
Researchers from London-based Imperial College began the study by analysing NHS statistics dating back to April 2002. According to the study authors, evidence gathered from the study points out that a larger number of people are showing preference for smoke-free homes.  
The study revealed that a year before the implementation of the smoking prohibitions in the year 2007, the number of children who were afflicted with asthma and admitted to hospital was increasing by over 2%.  

The findings were published in the journal Pediatrics.  
Source: www.bbc.co.uk,Date: 21st January 2013

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