Decrease in heart attacks after smoking is banned

After a city in Colorado imposed a smoking ban in the workplace and public places, medical personnel noticed a significant decrease in the occurrence of heart attacks afflicting its residents. In fact, in the 18 months following the smoking ban, hospital admissions for heart attacks decreased by 27% for city residents, but remained stable for people from the surrounding areas not covered by the smoking ban.

After a city in Colorado imposed a smoking ban in the workplace and public places, medical personnel noticed a significant decrease in the occurrence of heart attacks afflicting its residents. In fact, in the 18 months following the smoking ban, hospital admissions for heart attacks decreased by 27% for city residents, but remained stable for people from the surrounding areas not covered by the smoking ban.

Specialists believe that the decline in cardiac episodes in the first year and a half following the ban is primarily due to a reduction of second-hand smoke in the environment. In Canada, it is estimated that 8,000 non-smokers die prematurely each year because of second-hand smoke.

The Colorado study proves that the cardiovascular health of a community can rapidly benefit from a reduction in cigarette smoke. Therefore, we can hope the smoking ban that came into effect on May 31st of this year will have the same positive effects in Quebec.

With these new restrictions on smoking in public places and winter rapidly approaching, many smokers are tempted to quit. To increase your chances of successfully achieving this goal, please consult your pharmacist. Your pharmacist can help you plan a strategy and provide you with all the right tools to face the hardships you will encounter while quitting smoking.

Here’s to your health!

The drugs and pharmaceutical services featured on the familiprix.com website are offered by pharmacists who own the affiliated pharmacies at Familiprix. The information contained on the familiprix.com site is for informational purposes only and does not in any way replace the advice and advice of your pharmacist or any other health professional. Always consult a health professional before taking or discontinuing medication or making any other decision. Familiprix inc. and the proprietary pharmacists affiliated with Familiprix do not engage in any way by making this information available on this website.