Since then there has been an 18 percent reduction in the number of serious childhood asthma attacks. Critics were concerned that the move could force smokers who could no longer light up in public, to smoke more heavily in their own home and around their children.
However the numbers are clearly showing it is having the opposite effect and children are now being exposed to far less second hand smoke.
The research is based upon nationwide data on childhood asthma hospitalizations and asthma deaths from January 2000 through October 2009.
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There are a number of helplines and programmes available and those who choose to quit through the NHS are four times more likely to succeed than those who go it alone.
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