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Special free online issue - World No Tobacco Day

Special free online issue on tobacco control policies. World No Tobacco Day (31 May) provides an opportunity for nations and the global community to focus attention on the immense yet completely preventable harm caused by tobacco products, and to commit to specific actions that can better address this devastating epidemic.

Heart: Short-term impact of the smokefree legislation in England on emergency hospital admissions for asthma among adults: a population-based study

Smokefree legislation was associated with an immediate 4.9% (95% CI 0.6% to 9.0%) reduction in emergency admissions for asthma in the adult population. This implies that approximately 1900 emergency admissions for asthma were prevented in each of the first 3 years after legislation was introduced. The reduction in admissions did not vary significantly across regions.

In support of World No Tobacco Day on the 31st May, BMJ have pulled together, and made free for the whole of June their latest tobacco and smoking related content. This includes a special issue from our Tobacco Control journal on the impact of tobacco control polices.

The Tobacco Endgame

Can we envision a tobacco-free future? This Open Access supplement edited by Elizabeth Smith and Kenneth Warner proposes a variety of 'endgame' strategies to eliminate tobacco-produced disease and death and offers insightful commentaries from experts in the field.

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