Navigation Links
Acute coronary events decreased after public smoking ban in Italy
Date:2/11/2008

es and from four fixed monitors in residential areas together with temperature readings.

The indoor concentration of fine particles decreased significantly from a mean level of 119 g/m3 before the ban to 43 g/m3 one year after the ban.

During the period of the study there were changes in smoking habits such as:

  • Frequency of smoking decreased from 34.9 percent to 30.5 percent in men and from 20.6 percent to 20.4 percent in women.
  • Cigarette sales decreased 5.5 percent.

While the ban resulted in a significant reduction in acute coronary events in the two younger age groups, the older group (aged 75-84 years) showed no reduction.

When the researchers adjusted for time trends and all-cause hospitalization, the results remained statistically significant in the youngest group and in the 6574 age group. This effect was only slightly reduced when the researchers compared the post-smoking ban data of 2005 to that from 2004.

The older age group spends more time at home than in the workplace or public businesses, said Giulia Cesaroni, M.Sc., senior researcher at the Department of Epidemiology, Rome, Italy. The smoking ban has a greater effect on those of working age and those who spend a lot of their time in public places.

Young people living in low socioeconomic areas seemed to have the greatest reduction in acute coronary events after the smoking ban, researchers reported. Those living in lower socioeconomic areas have worse health conditions with more risk factors for heart attack such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and a higher rate of active smoking.

This implies that a disadvantaged person has a higher probability of being surrounded by smokers at work and in public places unless a smoking ban is in place, Cesaroni said.

The researchers said the health benefits seen in this study probably result from a significant reduction in exposure to passive smoking. In addition, a s
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Astle
karen.astle@heart.org
214-706-1392
American Heart Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
2. Keane Wins $1 Million Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation at New Jersey-Based Acute Care Facility
3. Study shows insurance status, not race, linked to complications in patients with acute appendicitis
4. FDA Approves LEVAQUIN(R) Short-Course Therapy for Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis
5. Acute lung injury patients one-third less likely to die in closed model ICUs
6. Stereotaxis Highlights New Data on Acute Success in AFib Treatments With Niobe Magnetic Navigation System
7. Short-term hemofiltration is cost-effective for severe acute pancreatitis
8. Baicalin might be a promising therapeutic tool for severe acute pancreatitis
9. Micromet Receives Regulatory Approval to Conduct a Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating MT103 (MEDI-538) in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
10. Renal Solutions, Inc. Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of New Design of the Allient(R) Sorbent Hemodialysis System for Chronic and Acute Hemodialysis
11. Acute pancreatitis and cholangitis: a complication caused by a migrated gastrostomy tube
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers are less ... here,s one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with ... those in areas with more white residents, a U.S. ... are much less common in medical centers where the ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being born at a ... type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The findings ... population that has a high prevalence of low birth weight, ... black women found that those with a low birth weight ... than those with a normal birth weight. The risk of ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. ... and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe ... out of five people suffering from severe depression for ... with cognitive therapy plus antidepressant medication, researchers found. ... better than drugs alone in helping people with mild ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 Transvaginal mesh ... Inc. continue to move forward in the federal ... District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... 14th, the Court has established new stipulated evidence ... handling, division, storage and preservation. (In re C.R. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Seattle, ... at Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center ... Center’s growing team. Rina Lang, LMP and Mike ... wide range of massage techniques, and have developed their ... This is particularly important in a clinical environment ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests 2Health News:Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal C.R. Bard Litigation with Issuance of New Pretrial Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal C.R. Bard Litigation with Issuance of New Pretrial Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 2Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 3
... Gardner HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) ... by almost 44 percent in those at highest risk for contracting ... new study finds. The reduction in risk climbed to nearly ... 90 percent of the time, the researchers added. Truvada is ...
... (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to current ... via a pathway that mirrors normal stem cell development. Disrupting ... breast CSCs, a finding that suggests a new drug therapy ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Being ... on a child,s IQ and ability to pay attention, new research ... (40 weeks) to those born between 34 to 36 weeks ... more than twice the risk of having an IQ score below ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... who are overweight actually perceive themselves as being normal weight, ... body weight actually fret that they,re too fat, according to ... to be often correlated with race: Black and Hispanic women ...
... Engineers have developed a new type of microchip muscle stimulator ... paralysed leg muscles. It is the first time ... is small enough to be implanted into the spinal canal ... The implant is the size of a child,s fingernail. ...
... their vision with perceptual training, according to a study from ... implications for the health and mobility of senior citizens. ... early stages of visual processing," appears in the current online ... funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV 2Health News:Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV 3Health News:Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV 4Health News:Discovery halts breast cancer stem cells 2Health News: Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ 2Health News: Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ 3Health News:1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They're Normal Size: Study 2Health News:1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They're Normal Size: Study 3Health News:New spinal implant will help people with paraplegia to exercise paralyzed limbs 2Health News:Perceptual training improves vision of the elderly 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Professional Compounding Centers of America ... awarding the three best scientific presentations at the ... . The Formulating Better Medicines for Children ... Athens, Greece , includes dozens of ... from which three winners will be selected by ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... PARK, Calif. , Aug. 21, 2014 ... in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today ... Ricciardi to the Company,s newly expanded Board of Directors. ... comprises eight directors, three of whom are independent. ... of experience working with emerging growth companies. He is ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 The National ... the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine ... the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks ... track down meth offenders and make arrests. Data ... Kansas blocked the sale of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Professional Compounding Centers of America will award top poster-session winners at European Paediatric Formulation Initiative in Athens 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 4Kansas's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: