Decrease in heart disease linked to smoking bans

by Anonymous on Sep. 22nd, 2009

Smoking bans reduce heart disease risk
Smoking bans reduce heart disease riskCourtesy Ed Yourdon
A new study by the European Society of Cardiologists shows a consistent decline in heart disease in several locations where smoking bans have been put in place. The study's results appear in Circulation, the journal for the American Heart Association.

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Thor's picture
Thor says:

I hope all the businesses that complained about losing customers due to the implementation of the smoking ban now realize that we have 17% more people walking around today who can be potential continuing customers thanks to the smoking ban.

posted on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 9:42am
DaJae's picture
DaJae says:

Since smoking bans are being put in place this should encourage people to stop smoking. Most smoking bans were put in areas where heart disease was found. Now because of the bans there has been a decline in heart disease.

posted on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 8:48am
Michelle's picture
Michelle says:

Smoking is extremely harmful and increases the risk of many chronic disease. But smoking bans have reduced heart disease to lower rates. This is a positive sign and more stricter laws can reduce the risk further.

posted on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 2:14am

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