Health benefits to nonsmokers

Estimating the expected health benefits to non-smokers of policies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)

Investigators

Ludbrook, A.and Sutton, M. (HERU)

Summary

There is considerable evidence of the link between ETS and coronary heart disease and lung cancer. There is less evidence about the effect of ETS on respiratory health and general morbidity; in particular, the size of these effects and their associated costs. This project used data from the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) to investigate relationships between self reported and cotinine validated exposure to ETS and health outcomes. Health outcomes were self reported health and respiratory function measures, also collected in the SHeS, and hospital admissions and mortality available through record linkage.

Contact

A Ludbrook

Status

Complete

Publications

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Presentations

Teckle, P., Sutton, M. and Ludbrook, A. Estimating the expected health benefits to non-smokers of policies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. iHEA. Copenhagen. July 2007.

Teckle, P., Sutton, M. and Ludbrook, A. What effect could public policies on reducing exposure to environmental tobacco have on health of non-smokers? Annual conference,– Innovation and Technology – Bench to Bedside, Vancouver, November 2007.

Ludbrook, A., Teckle, P. and Sutton, M. Estimating health benefits to non-smokers of reduced exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Towards a Smoke Free Society Conference. Edinburgh. September 2007.