Study: Bans on Smoking Have Reduced Medical Problems

Study: Bans on Smoking Have Reduced Medical Problems

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With the new smoking bans in place it has increased Americans health according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the study scientists focused on Olmsted County in Minnesota and they recorded the number of heart attacks and sudden heart attack deaths that have occurred after bans were placed around the county.

The results where surprising. Banning indoor smoking in restaurants and other public places drove the heart attacks in Olmsted County down by one-third and sudden heart attack deaths where cut by 17%. We all know smoking causes many health problems and the general public that does not smoke should not be subject to these effects. Even smoking out doors is being banned in some places. Smoking is still permitted in places it really should not be for example multi-unit housing where shared ventilation systems can carry tobacco smoke and its irritants from apartment to apartment. This can cause health and respiratory problems for people living there. There needs to be legislation to ban smoking in areas like these to protect people health. Overall more bans on smoking is very good news for the health of Americans as communities become more smokeless.

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