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At least 1,200 heart attacks prevented in the year after the smoking ban was introduced


Can you even remember what it used to be like, to go out for the evening and be surrounded by smokers? For me the fact that it just seems like a lifetime ago when we used to be forced to work and socialse in the midst of secondary smoke. Anyway, here’s why they’ll never bring smoking in public back.

The number of heart attacks has fallen dramatically since the smoking ban came in, figures reveal.

At least 1,200 heart attacks were prevented in England in the year after the ban’s introduction, according to a report in the British Medical Journal.

In the largest study of its kind, information on adult heart attack patients from the five years before the ban came into force in July 2007, was compared with data from the subsequent 14 months.

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