Public Smoking Bans Save Lives

Michigan's state-wide ban on indoor smoking may have helped save lives. American College of Cardiology researchers found that cardiovascular disease related hospitalizations reduced by 2% from 65,329 people to 64,002. On top of these 1,327 lives affected, in-hospital deaths related to cardiovascular disease decreased by 0.38%. The study wasn't able to eliminate all potential confounders,…

Read MoreLong right arrow

Smoking Bans Help the Unborn

According to Belgian researchers, banning smoking in enclosed public places leads to lower rates of preterm birth. Smoking during pregnancy stunts the growth of unborn babies and shortens gestation. Apparently exposure to second hand smoke can have a similar impact. Researchers analyzed data before, during and after the introduction of smoke-free laws. PositiveTip: Support smoking…

Read MoreLong right arrow