Impact of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and infant mortality: A national quasi-experimental study

  • Been J
  • Mackay D
  • Millett C
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Smoke-free legislation is associated with improved early-life outcomes; however its impact on perinatal survival is unclear. We linked individual-level data with death certificates for all registered singletons births in England (1995-2011). We used interrupted time series logistic regression analysis to study changes in key adverse perinatal events following the July 2007 national, comprehensive smoke-free legislation. We studied 52,163 stillbirths and 10,238,950 live-births. Smoke-free legislation was associated with an immediate 7.8% (95%CI 3.5-11.8; p 

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  • Jasper V. Been

  • Daniel F. Mackay

  • Christopher Millett

  • Jill P. Pell

  • Onno C. Van Schayck

  • Aziz Sheikh

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