Smoking bans cut asthma and premature births

imagesCAFPGMRHSmoking bans cut asthma and premature births by 10%, study says according to the BBC.

Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health, an international study in the Lancet suggests.

Researchers found a 10% reduction in premature births and severe childhood asthma attacks within a year of smoke-free laws being introduced.

A research team analysed 11 previous studies from North America and Europe.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said smoking bans benefitted adults and children. Read More >