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Frazer, Kate and Callinan, Joanne E. and McHugh, Jack and van Baarsel, Susan and Clarke, Anna and Doherty, Kirsten and Kelleher, Cecily (2016) Legislative smoking bans for reducing secondhand smoke exposure, smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (2) . DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005992.pub3.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

Since the first version of this review was published, the current evidence provides more robust support for the previous conclusions that the introduction of a legislative smoking ban does lead to improved health outcomes through reduction in SHS for countries and their populations. The clearest evidence is observed in reduced admissions for acute coronary syndrome. There is evidence of reduced mortality from smoking-related illnesses at a national level. There is inconsistent evidence of an impact on respiratory and perinatal health outcomes, and on smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption.


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