December 8th, 2011

Smoking bans cut heart attacks, Mayo study says

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A new Mayo Clinic study found a comprehensive smoking ban cut the rate of heart attacks by 45 percent and cut in half the number of people who suddenly dropped dead of heart disease, a powerful argument for places such as Augusta considering a stronger ordinance, the study’s lead author said.

Augusta Chronicle, by Tom Corwin, 12/7/11

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