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Heart attack rates fall following smoking ban

Fri, 10 Dec 2010


Research shows heart attack rates on the Island have fallen since the smoking ban was brought in.

The study, carried out by a mathematics student at Noble's Hospital, showed a significant drop in admissions since smoking in public places was banned in 2008.

Health Minister David Anderson believes the ban may have given some smokers the incentive to quit [play clip]

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