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Smoke-free legislation and childhood hospitalisations for respiratory tract infections (England)

International Literature

posted by WM Admin on 2015-05-29 13:04:28.36

The authors investigated the association between England's smoke-free legislation and childhood respiratory tract infections (RTIs) hospitalisations, using nationwide data for children aged less than 15 years of age from 2001 to 2012.

They conclude that "the introduction of national smoke-free legislation in England was associated with "11 000 fewer hospital admissions per year for RTIs in children".

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2015/05/28/09031936.00014615.abstract or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Been, J.V., et al. (2015). Smoke-free legislation and childhood hospitalisations for respiratory tract infections. European Respiratory Journal, 28 May [Epub before print]