Navigation Links
Smoking Bans Reduce Heart Attacks: Study
Date:10/15/2009

Danny McGoldrick, vice president for research at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Not only does it document that smoke-free laws result in fewer heart attacks, it may also help get more states and localities to pass smoke-free legislation, he said.

"If policy makers are paying attention to the science, and this is one more piece of evidence that says 'you can actually save people's lives, save health-care costs,' then those states that have yet to act should do so," he said. "How many dramatic findings do you need before you are finally going to act to protect everybody's right to breathe clean air?"

To reach its conclusions, the IOM reviewed published and unpublished data and heard testimony about the association between secondhand smoke and heart problems.

Studies showed that smoking bans cut heart attacks by anywhere from 6 percent to 47 percent. Given the wide range, the IOM could not precisely determine the risk reduction, but said the benefits were obvious.

Other studies concluded that breathing secondhand -- or "environmental" -- smoke increased risk for heart problems by 25 percent to 30 percent, the report found.

While there was no direct evidence that brief exposure to secondhand smoke could trigger a heart attack, indirect evidence supported this conclusion, the study found.

Data on smoke from other pollution sources suggest that even a relatively brief exposure to particulate matter can cause a heart attack, and particulate matter is a component of secondhand smoke, the report noted.

"This report makes it increasingly clear that smoke-free policies are having a positive impact in reducing the heart attack rate in many communities," Dr. Clyde Yancy, president of the American Heart Association, said in a prepared statement.

"There's no question that secondhand smoke has an adverse health impact in workplaces and public environments. We must continue to enact comprehensive smo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
2. Smoking increases risks for head and neck cancers for men and women
3. Smoking Boosts Risk for Head, Neck Cancers
4. AUDIO from Medialink and Commit Lozenge: Wanna Quit Smoking With Therapeutic Nicotine? Just Follow the Directions
5. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
6. Teens who see more smoking in movies may have increased risk of becoming established smokers
7. Smoking in Movies May Put Teens at Risk
8. Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking
9. Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds
10. Muslim Groups Kick Off Ramadan With Anti-Smoking Initiative
11. Smoking can harm the long-term effects of some oral surgery procedures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 DMG Productions announces the ... to broadcast on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:30 ... , In this episode Innovations will explore Interstate Restoration, ... business quickly through disaster recovery and restoration. , Additionally, ... works collaboratively to develop and deliver training and education ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Steven Winter Associates (SWA) Vice President ... selected by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine as a young ... in the May/June issue of the publication. , This ... 40 and younger who have, and continue to make ... in other areas of their professional and personal endeavors. ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... A new program for the "In America" television ... Physical Therapy. , James Earl Jones will host ... physical therapy and discusses how the exercises can decrease ... of ailments and injuries. Physical therapists work with ... enhances daily activities such as house cleaning and shopping, ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... In efforts to offer full and robust ... muscles stretches has been a large focus over the ... complete, Chunk Fitness envisions a mid-June launch of these ... released at a later point in time. The current ... . , About the Company: Chunk Fitness was founded ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Pro3rd Impression is a collection ... Cut Pro X. Pro3rd Impression's clean and simplistic layouts ... on-screen-controls allow users to customize scale, position and rotation ... much more can be edited using the controls located ... comes packed with 30 simplistically elegant lower thirds ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Episode of Innovations Airing Friday, May 29, 2015 Via Discovery Channel 2Health News:Steven Winter Associates’ Marc Zuluaga Earns Innovative Engineering Award 2Health News:Developers at Pixel Film Studios Release Pro3rd Impression for Final Cut Pro X. 2
... During the current recession, small businesses turn to reflexology and aromatherapy, ... promote well-being and increase productivity. Scientific studies back the anecdotal evidence ... ... Colo. (PRWEB) January 5, 2009 -- Reflexology and Aromatherapy increase the ...
... Nepstar Chain,Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) ... in China based on the number of directly ... Wade, a retail industry veteran,with an outstanding track ... the Company announced the appointment of Mr. William ...
... the snowy season , , SATURDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- ... as you take a few simple precautions, says the National ... on how to stay active and safe during cold weather ... constricts muscles, so you need to allow enough time for ...
... cancer prevention than vitamin supplementation. , ... Phoenix, AZ ... the Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirmed that vitamin supplementation ... study comes on the heels of numerous studies which all draw ...
... New Study Reveals the Most Common Reasons Why Total ... year thousands of patients undergo total hip replacement surgery ... hip disease and other related hip problems. According ... issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint ...
... Jan. 2 The owners of MAKE IT FIT(TM),( ... all Mississippians build healthier lifestyles in 2009 by donating,their ... Johnson,are offering all residents of the Magnolia state an ... if they sign up during the hours of,8am to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Workplace Creativity Activated by Reflexology, Chair Massage 2Health News:Workplace Creativity Activated by Reflexology, Chair Massage 3Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Announces New Management Team Members 2Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Announces New Management Team Members 3Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Announces New Management Team Members 4Health News:Winter Workouts Are Cool 2Health News:Treadmill Desks More Effective in Cancer Prevention for Women than Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene Supplementation 2Health News:Treadmill Desks More Effective in Cancer Prevention for Women than Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene Supplementation 3Health News:Replacing Your Total Hip Replacement 2Health News:Replacing Your Total Hip Replacement 3Health News:MAKE IT FIT(TM) Offers Virtually Free Fitness Service to All Mississippi Residents on 'Make Mississippi Fit Day' 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 21, 2015  When ... along the side of his neck, he ... took a couple weeks off from weight ... go away.                               A ... 26, was referred to Michel Kliot, ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a leading medical device ... surgery, announced today that its Board of Directors has ... 2015 of $0.03 per share of common stock outstanding.  ... be paid on June 19, 2015 to all common ... ex-dividend date for the quarterly dividend is June 10, ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , 21. Mai 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... DPRX ), ein Unternehmen für Arzneimittel ... die Entwicklung und Vermarktung von Locilex® ... kündigte heute eine wissenschaftliche Posterpräsentation an, ... des Unternehmens vorstellt, OneStep-1 und OneStep-2, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 2Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 3Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors 4CryoLife Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend for the Second Quarter 2015 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 3Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 4Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 5Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 6Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 7
... DIEGO , May 26 Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Lazard Freres & Co. LLC as its strategic advisor as ... stockholders from its non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitor, ANA598, in development for ... and antiviral response data at the conclusion of 12 weeks ...
... Agency,s consumer health information , , , ... May 26 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it ... information. , , , ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anadys Retains Lazard as Strategic Advisor 2Anadys Retains Lazard as Strategic Advisor 3Anadys Retains Lazard as Strategic Advisor 4Anadys Retains Lazard as Strategic Advisor 5FDA Announces Collaboration With Drugs.com 2
Sealing tape, slightly stiffer than Polyolefin tape....
Sealing tape, slightly stiffer than Polyolefin tape. Certified RNase and DNase free....
Empore Sealing Tape Pads are ideal for covering a 96 well plate during storage or transfer to another work station. Not intended for use with auto-injectors....
Mylar Plate Sealers 100/Box...
Medicine Products: