Smokefree Pubs Save Lives

Deaths from heart disease among smokers 35+ in England have fallen more than 20% since smoking in public places was banned a decade ago.

Heart disease deaths attributable to smoking fell from 32,528 in 2007-2009 to 25,777 between 2013 and 2015, according to data from Public Health England released in advance of the 10th anniversary of the public smoking ban on July 1.

Deaths from stroke were down almost 14% down as well.

The Quote: “The smokefree legislation … was undoubtedly the single most important public health reform in generations,” said Duncan Selbie, PHE’s chief executive.

Source: The Guardian

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