Less heart attacks due to smoking ban in England
In England, following the ban of smoking in public places, the number of heart attacks have significantly reduced – reported by researchers on Wednesday.
The British Medical Journal’s most recent study says that 1200 lesser people were hospitalized due to hear attack since introducing the smoking ban July 2007 compared to the last five years average. This represents a decline of 2,4 percent.
Research leader, Anna Gilmore, associate of Bath University has emphasized at a press conference, that such health intervention is cheap, easy to put into place and it haw significant health benefits.
According to World Health Organization’s (WHO) data, approximately 5 million people dies every year due to smoking-related heart attack, stroke or cancer. A further 430 thousand people die each year all over the world because of passive smoking.