February 2, 2012

Letter by Dr. Stephen Kopecky: Cigarette price hike could build on smoke-free success


I applaud the news that some Rochester-area legislators are planning a proposal to increase the price of tobacco in Minnesota. A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic showed that Olmsted County experienced a 45 percent decline in heart attacks and a 50 percent decline in sudden cardiac deaths after implementation of smoke-free laws.

Post-Bulletin, 02/01/2012

Tags: cardiac deaths, Cardiology, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, heart attacks, increase in tobacco price, Research

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