Impact of 2 Successive Smoking Bans on Hospital Admissions for Cardiovascular Diseases in Spain

Conclusions In Spain, smoking bans failed to significantly reduce hospitalizations for AMI, IHD, or CVD among patients ≥ 18 years of age. In the population aged ≥ 65 years, hospital admissions due to these diseases showed significant decreases immediately after the implementation of the comprehensive ban, but these reductions disappeared at the 1-year evaluation.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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