Declines in acute myocardial infarction after smoke-free laws and individual risk attributable to secondhand smoke

Source: Circulation, 6 October 2009, vol 120(14), pp 1373-1379

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Date of publication: October 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors, James Lightwood and Stanton Glantz, from University of California, discuss the larger-than-anticipated falls in acute MI following the introduction of strong anti-smoking legislation in American and European countries. There may have been under-estimation of the risks from passive smoking previously. The benefits of smoke-free policy appear to increase over time.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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