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Smokefree legislation linked to drop in asthma admissions


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Tue, 16 Apr 2013

There were 1,900 fewer emergency hospital admissions for asthma in England in each year after the country went smokefree, researchers have found.

Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK's tobacco control lead, welcomed the news: "This should serve as a reminder of the wide range of diseases and conditions caused by tobacco use, and the 100,000 smoking-related deaths each year in the UK."

Emily Humphreys, head of policy and public affairs at charity Asthma UK, pointed to statistics showing that eight out of 10 people with asthma say that people's smoke makes their asthma worse.

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