Rookverbod verhoogt blootstelling aan rook bij kinderen

Rookverboden zorgen er voor dat kinderen thuis meer aan rook worden blootgesteld. Dat is de conclusie uit een nieuw Engels onderzoek door Francesca Conaglia en Jerome Adda van de University College London.


Rokers die uit de horeca verdreven worden zullen daardoor vaker thuisblijven, juist waar de kinderen en andere niet-rokers zijn.


They examined the relative effects of smoking bans in various states of the US and found the group most affected by changes in regulations were children.


And they concluded that it led to an increase in the levels of cotinine – a substance that indicates how much exposure to tobacco smoke someone has had – in children whose parents smoke.


The study also found that children in smoking households had higher levels of cotinine during winter periods.


Said the authors: “We find no seasonal effects for children living in non-smoking households.


“It is consistent with a displacement effect, where adult smokers chose to smoke at home instead of in bars or restaurants.”


They added: “Our results question the usefulness of bans in reducing smoking exposure for non-smokers.


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  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland


  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH