Monday, 21 January 2013

Parental smoking and asthma

John Leech MP draws attention to a report of a drop of 12% in diagnoses of asthma in children since the introduction of the smoking ban in England. I am cautious about inferring a causal link at this stage and on the minimal information I have seen so far. However, my own personal experience as the son of parents who both smoked inclines me to believe the headlines, especially as a similar fall was reported in Scotland, coinciding with the earlier legislation in this country.

In the mean time, there is more information at Asthma UK.

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