A recent study found that populations where smoke free bans in workplaces, bars and the like were implemented, resulted in a 33% relative risk reduction in heart attacks! This is the same relative risk reduction seen with statin medications such a Pravachol. Moreover, the incidence of admissions for COPD to hospitals also dropped 33%. Often overlooked, this highlights the importance of public health measures in preventing disease. Click on the title above in orange to read the full article.