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Passive smoking 'killing children'

Doctors have called for smoking to be banned in all cars and public places where young people congregate.

A Royal College of Physicians report found that passive smoking among children causes 300,000 extra GP consultations across the UK every year for problems including wheezing and asthma, ear infections and bacterial meningitis.

Professor John Britton, chairman of the RCP's tobacco advisory group, explains the findings.


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