Daniel Mackay, Ph.D., Sally Haw, B.Sc., Jon G. Ayres, M.D., Colin Fischbacher, M.B., Ch.B., and Jill P. Pell, M.D.: Smoke-free Legislation and Hospitalizations for Childhood Asthma The prevalence of asthma has increased over the past few decades.1 Dynamic smoking is a lot less common among kids than among adults. In Scotland, 25 percent of adults smoke,2 in comparison with just 4 percent of 13-year-olds and 15 percent of 15-year-olds.3 However, children are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke cigarettes commonly, particularly in the home. Research in Scotland and in the United States show that 40 percent of 11-year-old children4 and 5-year-old kids5 live with a smoker. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke escalates the incidence and severity of asthma, 6 and children are vunerable to the deleterious effects of such exposure particularly.7 In the usa, more than 200,000 episodes of childhood asthma each year have been related to parental smoking.8 In Scotland, the Smoking, Health and Social Treatment Act banned cigarette smoking in all enclosed public areas and workplaces as of March 26, 2006.The 6th Circuit Courtroom panel’s ruling said that a reasonable jury may find that the officers were motivated to detain the protesters partially because the posters’ content material and concern by at least one officer that the photographs should be kept out of the sight of children. The ruling also stated the officers stopped the protesters because these were wearing body Kevlar and armor helmets, which caused concern that they could be involved in criminal activity. The initial investigation found no proof to justify why the protesters had been kept for three hours, and a reasonable officer could have known that detaining the group because of the protests would violate their to free speech, according to the ruling. Tag Harrington, executive director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Midwest office, said, We were discriminated against and harassed because of our pro-life views.