Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HEART ATTACK RATES DROP BY 26% IN CITIES THAT BAN SMOKING IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS

HEART ATTACK RATES DROP BY 26% IN CITIES THAT BAN SMOKING IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS:


We've known for years that secondhand smoke is bad for your health. But we never knew it was THIS bad . . .


--According to a new study from the University of California at San Francisco, cities that ban smoking in bars and restaurants experience a 17% drop in heart attack rates in just the first year. And by the third year, heart attack rates in smoke-free communities drop by an average of 26%.


--Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Kansas estimate that a nationwide ban on smoking in public places could prevent between 100,000 and 225,000 heart attacks every year. (CNN)

3 comments:

ecrunner said...

It would be nice if this information were found on many different health resources, other than blogs, so that instead of banning people from smoking, they might just quit themselves.

Lora said...

I wish the ban would've been in place back in the olden days when I was slinging cocktails. Talk about workplace hazzards.

It's amazing how much better I feel after a night of drinking, especially now that I'm over the mentality that it was just the SMOKE that was making me so sick and not the ten drinks. Oh yeah, I was totally that girl.

If: smoke+five drinks=hangover
Then: no smoke? have eight drinks, I'll be fine.

Yeah, no.

Anonymous said...

Exciting!