Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

Heart attacks dropped after Mass. smokefree law took effect

Fatal heart attacks dropped by 7.4 percent after Massachusetts implemented its smokefree workplace law in 2004, according to a study coming out next month in the American Journal of Public Health. The law prevents 270 deaths from heart attacks annually, the authors conclude.

Some communities in Massachusetts already had smokefree laws before the statewide law passed; [...]

Heart attacks in England drop after smokefree law is passed

More proof of the health benefits of smokefree workplace laws: Heart attacks dropped 2.4 percent after England’s smokefree workplace law took effect in July 2007. That translates into 1,200 fewer people per year who are rushed to emergency rooms with signs of heart attack.

This is according to researchers at the University of Bath’s Tobacco Control [...]