If you have grandkids, youâll want to be particularly careful about secondhand smoke. With kids around, smoke-free is definitely the way to go! Researchers from the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, ImperialCollege, London, bear this out with some solid, scientific evidence.
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In recent health news, the U.K. researchers just finished assessing whether the implementation of smoke-free legislation in July 2007 was associated with a reduction in hospital admissions for childhood asthma. Before the legislation was passed, the admission rate for childhood asthma was increasing by 2.2% per year. After the legislation, there was a significant and immediate change in the admission rate of -8.9%. On average, admissions to hospital due to asthma attacks dropped 3.4% per year. To give you some perspective, this means that there were 6,802 fewer hospital admissions in the first three years after implementation of the smoke-free program. Thatâs over 6,000 kids that didnât have to rush to the emergency room with life-threatening breathing problems.
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Millett, C., et al., âHospital Admissions for Childhood Asthma after Smoke-Free Legislation in England,â Pediatrics January 21, 2013.