Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Smoke ban leads to decrease in Premature births in Scotland

Since Scotland introduced a ban on smoking in public places in 2006 there has been a 10% drop in the country's premature birth rate, say researchers.
They believe this is a smoke-free benefit that can be chalked up alongside others, like reductions in heart disease and childhood asthma.
Tobacco smoke has been linked to poor foetal growth and placenta problems.

Read more: BBC News Health


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