Smoking ban leads to reduced number of heart attacks in the UK

Harley Street Stop Smoking Clinic
9 June 2010

Thousands of heart attacks have been prevented because of the smoking ban, according to a study, with the number of people being admitted to hospital with cardiac arrests down by 100 a month since England went smoke-free.

Study leader Dr Anna Gilmore, director of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, said: “Given the large number of heart attacks in this country each year, even a relatively small reduction has important public health benefits. This study provides further evidence of the benefits of smoke-free legislation.”

Annual cardiac arrest admissions in England:

2002/03: 61,498

2003/04: 60,680 (a fall of 1.33%)

2004/05: 58,803 (a fall of 3.1%)

2005/06: 55,752 (a fall of 5.19%)

2006/07: 53,964 (a fall of 3.21%)

2007/08: 51,664 (a fall of 4.26%)


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