Smoking Bans Improve Health in Scotland

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In 2006 Scotland banned smoking in enclosed public areas. Researchers using a national database of hospital admissions have found that admission rates for asthma in people younger than 15 years old dropped 18.2% (p<0.001) per year relative to the rates prior to the smoking ban. Prior to the ban, admissions were increasing at a rate of 5.2% per year.

PositiveTip: Young people should be protected from tobacco smoke not only in public places, but also at home.