November 16, 2011

Fewer Heart Attacks Seen after Smoking Bans


Some groundbreaking research out of the Mayo Clinic shows that when cities and counties ban smoking in public buildings, the rate of heart attacks in the area drops dramatically... "We were quite surprised," said Dr. Richard Hurt. "We thought we'd see a reduction, but until now, the highest reported reduction in heart attacks was 47 percent but most were around 17 percent or so."

FOX 9, Tim Blotz, 11/16/11

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