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Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

No smoking Reuters HealthDay reported on July 1, 2008 on a study in the July 2008 issue of Lancet Oncology that found that smoke free policies work.

It has taken a fight in many places to get smoke free policies in place. There have been many obstacles and barriers. It is always difficult to overcome addiction and to give up the profits that accrue from them. It turns out that the Public Health professionals were right all along.

Here is a snippet from the Reuters article:

Smoke-free policies are extremely effective at reducing smoking rates, exposure to secondhand smoke, and even smoking-related heart disease, new research shows.

The report, by an International Agency for Cancer Research working group, also found smoke-free rules don't affect business in restaurants or bars.

The researchers analyzed available evidence and found:

  • Implementation of smoke-free policies substantially decreases secondhand smoke exposure.
  • Smoke-free workplaces decrease cigarette consumption in continuing smokers.
  • Smoke-free policies decrease respiratory symptoms in workers.
  • Smoke-free policies don't decrease business in restaurants or bars.
  • Voluntary smoke-free home policies decrease adult and youth smoking and children's exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Smoke-free workplaces decrease adult smoking rates.
  • Smoke-free policies decrease tobacco use in youths.
  • Smoke-free legislation reduces rates of heart disease.

MedlinePlus: Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective.

Comments

Cray

Why doesnt the goverment just make smokng illegal once and for all.

Medical Call Center

Yes good steps towards a better smoke free world.The progress is commendable.

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Smoke-free workplaces decrease adult smoking rates...yes it does...but it is not implemented at all.

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I really like the fresh perpective you did on the issue. I will be back soon to check up on new posts! Thank you!

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why not smoking? if there are somewhere cheap cigarettes, then why we shouldn't buy?
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