Podcast: Does legislation to ban smoking reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and smoking behaviour?

One of the most noticeable public health measures of recent years in several countries has been the ban on smoking in public places such as restaurants. A Cochrane Review is examining the health effects of these bans and it was updated in February 2016. We asked Kate Frazer from University College Dublin in Ireland, the first country in the world to introduce one of these national bans, to tell us about the expanding evidence base and the latest findings.

Dr Kate Frazer was awarded a Cochrane Training Fellowship and received funding from the Health Research Board, Ireland to undertake the update of this Cochrane Review.