Smoking Bans Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies

Smoking Bans Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies
 

A recent study published in the Journal of Women's Health found that a citywide ban on public smoking in one Colorado town reduced the number of pregnant women who smoke and the number of babies born with health problems caused by smoking.

While many of the toxins in the environment are caused by cars and construction, some come from simpler sources, such as cigarette smoke. While smoking is no longer allowed in many bars and restaurants, it can still be hard to avoid walking near the occasional cloud of tobacco smoke. This and other environmental toxins may be harmful to human health, which is why people use natural detox products.


The scientists observed two towns, one with a smoking ban and one without laws restricting outdoor cigarette use. They found that there were improved maternal and fetal health outcomes in the town where the ban was enacted.

"The promising results of this study suggest that pregnant women and their fetuses represent an important population for further study of health and cost effects of smoke-free ordinances,"  said Susan Kornstein, M.D., editor-in-chief of the Journal of Women's Health and executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women's Health.

This is one of many efforts that are being made across the U.S. to improve air quality. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed guidelines to limit the amount of carbon pollution that future factories will be allowed to emit into the air.

According to the researchers, this study proves that interventions to curb smoking in public areas can have a positive effect on the health of pregnant women and their children, which suggests that more towns should consider implementing such bans. 

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