Washington: Smoking ban has resulted in a 27 percent decrease in heart attacks in the city of Starkville in United States, reveals a new study.Researchers, led by Robert McMillen and Dr Robert Collins, have also recommended a state-wide public ban on smoking.The study — that focussed on Starkville residents in the three-year span after the ban became law, compared to three years prior — showed fewer heart attacks being treated at the Oktibbeha County Hospital.
Commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that report by the independent and non-profit Institute of Medicine examined information from 11 studies of communities in Canada, Italy, Scotland, and the United States.The CDC/IM concluded that bans on smoking in public places reduces cases of heart attacks and heart disease."Our research substantiates that report from the Institute of Medicine," McMillen said. ANI
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