Smoking ban leads to fewer hospital admissions
According to a recent research, “Heart attack hospital admissions have fallen since the smoking ban.”
In England after the smoking ban was imposed, after July 2007, there were 1,200 fewer hospital admissions for heart attacks.
There were percentages that were higher but here the reduction was about 2.4 per cent. The figures released are believed to have saved the NHS £8.4m.
It was the Bath team that analysed English hospital admissions between 2002 and 2009.
Research has stated that in the first year after the ban on smoking in public indoor spaces was introduced in England in July 2007 £8.4m were saved.
In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland there were alike legislation.
Dr Anna Gilmore, director of the Tobacco Control Research Group, who led the study said, "Given the large number of heart attack attacks in this country each year, even a relatively small reduction has important public health benefits."
Acute coronary problems can be triggered among non-smokers by getting exposed to smoke and the effect is same as of being a light smoker, research has stated.
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