August 21, 2013

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1 Smoke-Free Casinos Call Fewer Ambulances

Prohibiting cigarette smoking in public places reduces the harmful effects of second hand smoke not just significantly, but dramatically, in the form of fewer medical emergencies. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco studied the effects of smoking bans in Gilpin County, Colorado, which in 2006 placed a ban on smoking in all workplaces and public facilities with the exception of casinos, and saw a reduction in ambulance calls to those sites of almost 23 percent; the number of calls to casinos was unchanged. Two years later the ban was extended to include the county's two dozen casinos, which also experienced a subsequent falloff in ambulance calls of almost 20 percent. The study analyzed more than 16,600 ambulance calls over a twelve year period ending in 2012.

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Second Hand Smoke Linked to Poor Mental Health

Tags: Smoking and Medical Emergencies, Smoke-Free Workplaces, Smoking Bans in Casinos

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