Bioscience

Arizona’s smoking ban reduced hospital visits

May 23, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Two University of Arizona researchers have studied the relationship between Arizona’s 2007 law that bans smoking in public places and hospitalization rates for a range of ailments related to secondhand smoke exposure.

Their results: Admissions for acute myocardial infarction or AMI, stroke, asthma and angina decreased following the implementation of the ban.

Reductions in hospital charges are estimated to total more than $16 million in the first 13 months after the ban.

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