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Smoking bans improve child health

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Readers in Europe and America will now be so used to smoke-free public places that it may be difficult to recall how much things have changed in recent years. Legally-enforced smoking bans in enclosed spaces are now widespread, and there is strong evidence that the health of adults has improved as a result. But what about children? A multinational systematic review and meta-analysis received some recent media attention (www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26770009). Been and colleagues identified 11 studies published from …

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