Public Bans On Smoking Found To Improve Health Of People

July 31, 2008

A new study carried out in Scotland has revealed that public smoking bans actually improve the overall health of people......Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study carried out in Scotland has revealed that public smoking bans actually improve the overall health of people.

The new study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and found that public smoking bans help reduce the number of hospital visits of people in Scotland.

To carry out the study, researchers took blood and saliva samples from patients when they were admitted to the hospital.

They found that after a period of 12-months of the ban being in effect in Scotland, the number of hospital admissions for heart attacks and acute coronary health issues dropped 17%.

Non-smokers saw a 20% reduction in their hospital admissions, compared to 14% for smokers.

This supports the common belief that public smoking bans work, and should continue to be used.


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