Mudcat Café message #1152736 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68316   Message #1152736
Posted By: Alice
02-Apr-04 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
Subject: RE: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
In our state, Montana, some cities have tried the smoking ban at different times with stiff resistance from the smokers who manage to get it repealed. BUT the evidence that smoking bans do improve health came from our state capital, Helena, when they were able to ban smoking in public places for less than a year. There was a decrease in heart attacks by 60%!
Read on New Scientist. Public smoking ban slashes heart attacks. We recently moved our session to a smoke free place. None of the session members smokes, but we were being run out by the toxic fumes of the location where the session had been held. New place, smoke free, much better, more people came back to the session.