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Smoking Bans Cut Heart Attacks by a Third

Posted October 5, 2009 by admin

Smoking bans cut heart attacks by a third: study

Reuters.com – Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:20am EDT
Julie Steenhuysen

They urged widespread bans on smoking in enclosed public places to prevent heart attacks and improve public health.

“This study adds to the already strong evidence that secondhand smoke causes heart attacks, and that passing 100 percent smoke-free laws in all workplaces and public places is something we can do to protect the public,” James Lightwood of the University of California-San Francisco, whose study appears in the journal Circulation, said in a statement.

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