A citywide smoking ban reduced maternal smoking and risk for preterm births: a Colorado natural experiment.

@article{Page2012ACS,
  title={A citywide smoking ban reduced maternal smoking and risk for preterm births: a Colorado natural experiment.},
  author={Robert L. Page and Julia F Slejko and Anne M. Libby},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={621-7}
}
BACKGROUND Few reports exist on the association of a public smoking ban with fetal outcomes and maternal smoking in the United States. We sought to evaluate the effect of a citywide smoking ban in comparison to a like municipality with no such ban in Colorado on maternal smoking and subsequent fetal birth outcomes. METHODS A citywide smoking ban in Colorado provided a natural experiment. The experimental citywide smoking ban site was implemented in Pueblo, Colorado. A comparison community was… CONTINUE READING
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