Infant mortality in Brazil is declining after the introduction of a complete ban on smoking Date: May 31, 2019: Results of the study by Imperial College London: Infant mortality in Brazil is declining after the introduction of a complete ban on smoking in public places, according to a new study. Dr. Thomas Hone, a leading author of a study by the Imperial College London School of Public Health, said: “The example of Brazil shows how much we can affect children’s health by completely banning smoking in public places. According to a new study, Brazil has reduced the number of child deaths following a complete ban on smoking in public places. By 2014, 17 Brazilian states had introduced partial smoke bans, such as smoking bans in areas and partially closed restaurants and bars, as well as nine general bans covering all or part of public places. In 2014, Brazil adopted comprehensive national smoke-free legislation prohibiting smoking in all or partially closed public places, including bars and restaurants. 5, 2014 A ban on smoking in prisons is accompanied by a significant reduction in the number of cardiovascular and tobacco-related deaths, according to a study conducted in the United States. “After a complete ban on smoking, the number of child deaths in Brazil is decreasing. ScienceDaily. 9, 2014 Despite significant reductions in smoking, smoking continues to cause cancer deaths in the United States of America, according to one study. With the introduction of a complete ban on smoking, the number of child deaths in Brazil is decreasing. Differences in legislation between Brazil’s regions until 2014 allowed researchers to analyse how child mortality trends have changed when different types of smokefree legislation came into force. The study found that this was accompanied by a 5.2% reduction in child mortality and a 3.4% reduction in neonatal mortality, taking into account major trends and other factors that can affect child health. This new study is the first to analyse the impact of various types of smoking bans on children’s health in middle-income countries.