Anti-smoking legislation reduces serious respiratory tract infections in children

Anti-smoking legislation has led to a demonstrable reduction in the number of children being admitted to hospital with respiratory tract infections. This was shown in a study conducted by Jasper Been, paediatrician at Maastricht UMC+. The researcher, who also works at Edinburgh University and Erasmus MC, examined how anti-smoking legislation has affected child health in England. In order to study the effect of such measures, Dr Been has been granted a three-year personal subsidy from the Dutch Lung Foundation. Read the study