From privatemdlabs.com: According to MedPage Today, a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that smoking bans can help decrease the risk of cardiac-related deaths in the population.
Research conducted by Richard D. Hurt, M.D., of the Nicotine Dependence Center at the Mayo Clinic, and his team of colleagues found that when governments enacted laws requiring restaurants and places of work to ban smoking inside, the rate of heart attacks declined by by an average of about 33 percent. The researchers also found that when smoking bans were implemented in Olmstead County, Mich., where one of the Mayo Clinic centers is located, the rate of sudden cardiac death declined by nearly 17 percent.
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