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A 15-year study finds indoor smoking bans really do make kids with asthma healthier

December 30, 2016
in Kids

Prohibiting people from smoking indoors does more than just keep bars from smelling like cigarettes, new research suggests. It's actually doing kids a favor. A new long-term study finds that on average, kids with asthma visited the emergency room 17% less often during the three years after indoor smoking bans were enacted than they did in the three years before. The data overwhelmingly shows that kids really do get healthier when their lungs aren't exposed to secondhand smoke, the researchers say. "This study shows that even those short exposures to secondhand smoke in public spaces like restaurants can have a significant impact on asthma exacerbations," University of Chicago immunologist Dr. Christina Ciaccio said in a statement....

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