National Indoor Smoking Ban Could Prevent Thousands of Heart Attacks

Extending bans on smoking in public places nationwide would snuff out more than $92 million in heart attack-related direct costs alone in a single year, researchers said. Comprehensive legislation barring smoking in public and private offices, restaurants, and bars -- even those with ventilated smoking areas -- would result in 18,596 fewer acute heart attack hospitalizations in the year following implementation, according to an analysis by Dr. Mouaz Al-Mallah of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit...Full Story
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