Smoke-Free Homes and Childhood Hospitalization

Turner S, et al. Associations between a smoke-free homes intervention and childhood admissions to hospital in Scotland: an interrupted time-series analysis of whole-population data. The Lancet Public Health. 1 September 2020. 5;9:E493-E500. “For an interrupted time-series analysis, data were obtained on all hospital admissions in Scotland between 2000 and 2018 for children aged younger than 16 years. Our findings suggest that smoke-free home interventions (like the 2014 campaign in Scotland) could be an important tool to reduce asthma admissions in young children, and that smoke-free public space legislation (like the 2006 smoke-free law) might improve child health for many years, especially in the most deprived communities.”

by : Stephen Hamann

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