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Acute respiratory and cardiovascular admissions after a public smoking ban in Geneva, Switzerland

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Carballo, Sebastian
Keller, Pierre-Frédéric
Published in PLOS ONE. 2014, vol. 9, no. 3, p. e90417
Abstract Many countries have introduced legislations for public smoking bans to reduce the harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke. Smoking bans cause significant reductions in admissions for acute coronary syndromes but their impact on respiratory diseases is unclear. In Geneva, Switzerland, two popular votes led to a stepwise implementation of a state smoking ban in public places, with a temporary suspension. This study evaluated the effect of this smoking ban on hospitalisations for acute respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Keywords Acute Coronary Syndrome/epidemiology/etiologyAcute DiseaseAgedAsthma/epidemiology/etiologyBrain Ischemia/epidemiology/etiologyFemaleHealth PolicyHospitalization/statistics & numerical dataHumansMalePneumonia/epidemiology/etiologyPulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive/epidemiology/etiologySmoking/adverse effects/legislation & jurisprudenceSwitzerland/epidemiologyTobacco Smoke Pollution/legislation & jurisprudenceUrban Population
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PMID: 24599156
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Research groups Groupe Jean-Michel Gaspoz (23)
Médecine de l'addiction (129)
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HUMAIR, Jean-Paul Luc André et al. Acute respiratory and cardiovascular admissions after a public smoking ban in Geneva, Switzerland. In: PLOS ONE, 2014, vol. 9, n° 3, p. e90417. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:77396

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