Saturday, September 26, 2009

Smoke-free policies cut heart attack rates by one third

On Tuesday September 22, researchers from University of California San Francisco released a report on smoke-free laws reducing heart attacks, sometimes at rates more than one-third. This research adds to the growing body of scientific evidence that comprehensive smoke-free policies contribute to public health by reducing the number of heart attacks in places where the policies have been implemented. This particular study pooled the data from thirteen studies and found that heart attacks can be reduced by 17% in the first year and by up to 36% in three years.

To read the full Reuters Article CLICK HERE. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This seems to show that smoking outdoors is a lot healthier.