However, there is probable cause to suspect that patients' health was sacrificed, because the death rates from AMI rose during the period after the ban. Death rates from acute myocardial infarction in Pueblo County increased the year after the ban. The smoking ban in the city of Pueblo began in July The anti-smokers compared the rates of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction during the month period before the ban, beginning in January , with the month period after the ban began, ending in December ; and added a second follow-up from January to June They also compared it with the larger, ban-free neighboring county of El Paso, whose largest city is Colorado Springs.
In contrast to their boasts of reduced hospitalizations for acute MI with false implications of a rapid improvement in public health, in Pueblo County the death rates from AMI rose from About two-thirds of the approximately , people in Pueblo County live in the City of Pueblo. Deaths from all ischemic heart disease are predominantly due to chronic IHD, with acute myocardial infarctions in second place. The seven-year average of death rates from all IHD of the two adjoining counties are remarkably similar, An editorial proclaimed that "These findings provide support for considering smoke-free policies an important component of interventions to prevent heart disease morbidity and mortality.
The reporter from the Rocky Mountain News burbled that, "Like Pueblo, in , Greeley banned smoking in restaurants, bars, businesses and other places where people gather. Several cities, including Greeley, found that heart attacks went down in the 18 months after a smoking ban began.
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The number of heart attacks in Greeley, for example, dropped by 16 percent in Greeley, according to the University of Colorado Health Sciences study. Rocky Mountain News, Jan. The age-adjusted death rates from all ischemic heart disease had declined since and reached a low of The death rates of chronic ischemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction both fell until , then sharply diverged in So, there has been no miraculous reduction in heart disease deaths in Greeley after all. Compressed Mortality File Reduced incidence of admissions for myocardial infarction associated with public smoking ban: BMJ Apr 24; Glantz's two co-authors were attending physicians at St Peter's Community Hospital in Helena, Montana, "a geographically isolated community with one hospital serving a population of 68 Two of the authors RPS and RMS were attending physicians for 18 of the admissions included in this study and so assigned the diagnosis.
And the isolation they cite as a study strength makes collusion with others likely -cast] They admit that "We did not make any direct observations to measure how much exposure to secondhand smoke was reduced during the months when the law was in force. We do not know the prevalence of smoking in venues covered by ban, though the city-county health department reported that all but two businesses complied. Smoking Ban Cuts Heart Attacks. Haney, AP Medical Editor aka corrupt anti-smokers' whore. Robert Shepard encouraged passage of the ordinance , presented the data Tuesday to applause at the annual scientific meeting in Chicago of the American College of Cardiology.
Even veteran anti-smokers such as G. Kabat reject this study.
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BMJ Jun 5; They also did not present any information on whether smoking habits were affected by the ban. Finally, the "immediate effect" should make anyone stop and question the connection the authors are asserting. There are few interventions in public health that have such an immediate impact. Even if all active smokers in Helena had quit smoking for at least a year, one would not expect to see such a dramatic effect. The attempt to make claims about the effects of smoking bans based on this very weak ecological study raises disturbing questions about our ability to distinguish between sound science and wishful thinking.
The publication of a study such as this merely proves the willingness of anti-smokers in general and the British Medical Journal in particular to indulge in scientific fraud and misrepresentation, in order to push their political agenda -cast]. The Helena study "compared the number of admissions during the six months the law was in effect in with the average number of admissions during the same six months in the years before and after the law," with cases altogether.
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But, death rates from acute myocardial infarction were nearly identical in and , and reached their lowest point in , the year after the smoking ban was repealed. The restrictions limited or prohibited smoking in many public places including schools, hospitals, public buildings, and retail stores. Employers were required to develop smoking policies and provide smoke-free work areas upon employee request. Countywide smoking restrictions began in when Suffolk County and the 5 New York City counties implemented laws that restricted smoking in restaurants.
Many of these local laws completely banned smoking in workplaces and some expanded restrictions on smoking in restaurants. None limited smoking in bars. On July 24, , New York implemented a statewide comprehensive smoking ban that prohibited smoking in all workplaces including restaurants and bars.
Am J Public Health Nov;97 Differences in the death rates from acute myocardial infarction between New York City and the rest of the state minus the five boroughs of New York City, which are coextensive with five counties, and Suffolk and Nassau Counties were smaller before the draconian ban on all indoor smoking was imposed on the entire state. New York City's death rates from chronic ischemic heart disease are much higher than those of the rest of the state minus the seven counties , and chronic IHD deaths, not acute myocardial infarctions, are the largest component of all ischemic heart disease deaths.
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New York City's death rates from all ischemic heart disease have likewise been higher than those in the rest of the state; and, despite New York City's embrace of smoking bans, the gap has widened. In all years from to except , the death rates from acute myocardial infarction in Monroe County were somewhat lower than in Delaware County. They rose from. Free download.
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