Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Smoking Ban Has Effect On Hospital Admissions For Coronary Disease

After implementing a clean indoor air ordinance in 2002, the city of Bowling Green, Ohio, a study was conducted to evaluate any effects on hospital admissions. After examining data from 1999 through June, 2005, the study revealed a reduction in admission rates for all smoking related diseases. Coronary disease admissions fell 39% after one year and 47% after three years of implementing the clean air ordinance. The study was published in the journal, Preventive Medicine.