Heart Disease Down After Smoking Ban

Prague Morning

Smoking-related illnesses have dropped since the smoking ban in bars and restaurants took effect at the end of May last year across the Czech Republic. 

The Institute of Health Information and Statistics (ÚZIS ČR) compared the number of hospitalizations for the first six months of the smoking ban in restaurants with the same period when they were still smoking.

“In diseases such as heart attack, angina pectoris, coronary artery disease or asthma, limiting smoking can show effects almost immediately,” said Eva Králíková, chairwoman of the Society for the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence.

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