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Smoke-free laws led quickly to fewer hospitalizations

by Pamela M. on Thursday, November 1, 2012

The data is in, and we're not surprised. Comprehensive smoke free laws were associated with a rapid 15 percent decrease in hospitalizations for heart attacks, 16 percent for stroke and 24 percent for asthma and other respiratory hospitalizations.  The most comprehensive laws - those covering workplaces, restaurants and bars - resulted in more health benefits.  To read the full news release issued earlier this week, CLICK HERE

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