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Heart attack reduction

6th October 2006

Research suggests that a public smoking ban in Italy has led to a fall in hospital admissions for heart attacks. In 2005 the Italian government banned smoking in all indoor public places, including cafes, bars and restaurants.

A team at the University of Turin, writing in the European Heart Journal, said that analysis of the Piedmont region revealed admissions fell by 11% in the first five months of the ban compared with the same period the previous year. This was probably due to a drop in passive smoking exposure, they concluded.

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