Smoking Ban, New Hope to Reduce Severe Heart Attacks
Recently, scientists declared that smoking ban in bars and restaurants can reduce the heart attacks among smokers and even non-smokers.
Scientists from Edinburgh University began their findings during a new study in New Zealand three years later after a smoking ban was established there. They investigated hospital accesses for heart attacks among men and women aged 55-74 years old fell by 9%.
Then they observed that this appearance rose to 13% for 55 to 74-year-olds who had never smoked cigarettes.
The researchers observed that heart attacks among people aged 30 years old and over dropped by an average of 5% in the three years succeeding the smoking ban.
At the end of their investigations researchers also found that severe heart attacks in New Zealand were lessen for ex-smokers of all ages, and that there was a bigger decline in hospital permissions for men compared with women.
The University of Edinburgh researchers sought directions in severe heart attacks accompanying a modification in new legislation.
The ruling modified a previous rule in which smoking was unlawful only in some public places, and made smoking illicit even in all workplaces as restaurants and bars.
For example a smoking ban in all public places was approved and introduced into Scotland in March 2006.
Dr. Jamie Pearce, of Edinburgh University’s school of geosciences, said: “This short-term study indicates the main link between the smoking ban in bars and restaurants and the reduction in heart attacks. Nevertheless, more work is necessary to look at the results of the ban in particular.”
So, the main and the one solution to reduce severe heart disease among ex-smokers are to prohibit smoking in restaurants and even bars, researchers concluded.
Only is needed to convince bar owners that these all changes are needful.
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