Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban

Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban Hospital admissions for child asthma attacks fell by 12.3% in first year after 2007 smoking ban in EnglandExperts say law change may have made adults more aware of dangers of passive smoking By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 21 January 2013 The number of children being admitted to hospital to be treated for asthma attacks has dropped sharply since the smoking ban came into effect.

Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are "at risk of damaging their memory"

Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are 'at risk of damaging their memory'Scientists found non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke forgot almost 20% more than non-smokers who were not exposedBoth groups out-performed smokers who forgot 30% more than those who were not exposed to second-hand smoke | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 13 September 2012 We all know cigarettes are bad for our health, but researchers now claim that non-smokers who are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk of damaging their memory.

Passive smoking impairs vital cough reflex in children, which could put them at risk of pneumonia

Passive smoking damages cough reflex in children which is vital for clearing the lungs Secondhand smoke makes a child's coughing reflex less sensitive | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 20 August 2012 Secondhand smoke damages a vital cough reflex in otherwise healthy children and teenagers, say researchers.