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Implications of a Public Smoking Ban

Implications of a Public Smoking Ban,Mark Lemstra,Cory Neudorf,Johnmark Opondo

Implications of a Public Smoking Ban   (Citations: 16)
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Objectives: Legislation to ban smoking in public places is currently a major area of interest across Canada. The main objectives of the study were to 1) determine the effect of the smoking ban on incidence of acute myocardial infarction, 2) determine if the new legislation altered population-based smoking prevalence, and 3) measure public support for the public smoking ban. prevalence in Saskatoon fell from 24.1% in 2003 (95% CI 20.4-27.7) to 18.2% in 2005 (95% CI 15.7-20.9) while smoking prevalence in Saskatchewan remained unchanged at 23.8% (95% CI 22.6-25.3) and Canada reduced from 22.9% (95% CI 22.5-23.3) to 21.3% (95% CI 20.8-21.8). Seventy-nine percent of Saskatoon residents believed the smoking ban was a good idea. Interpretation: The public smoking ban in Saskatoon, Canada, is associated with reduced incidence rates of acute MI, lower smoking prevalence and high levels of public support.
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    • ...The 11 studies reviewed in IOM (2009) examined the effects of smoking bans on the following locations: three on overlapping regions of Italy (Barone-Adesi et al, 2006; Cesaroni et al, 2008; Vasselli et al, 2008); two in Pueblo, CO (Bartecchi et al, 2006, CDC, 2009); and one each in Helena, MT (Sargent et al, 2004); Monroe County, IN (Seo and Torabi, 2007); Bowling Green, OH (Khuder et al, 2007); New York state (Juster et al, 2007); Saskatoon, Canada (Lemstra et al, 2008); and Scotland (Pell et al, 2008)...

    Michael L. Marlow. Smoking bans and acute myocardial infarction incidence

    • ...and failure to account for this might lead to an overestimation of impacts. Secondly, other factors such as season, flu, and temperature have all been shown to influence the incidence of myocardial infarction with, for example, peak admission rates in winter, in spring, and over the Christmas break, and seen in association with high flu rates and low temperatures. ...

    Michelle Simset al. Short term impact of smoke-free legislation in England: retrospective ...

    • ... Review of the remaining 397 titles enabled us to exclude a further 107 studies as irrelevant. The abstracts of the remaining 290 were reviewed and 183 were excluded as ineligible because they examined only workplace or voluntary restrictions, focused on subgroups of the general population such as bar workers or did not provide estimates of effect size. Of the remaining 107, 16 were confirmed as eligible original studies....

    D. F. Mackayet al. Meta-analysis of the effect of comprehensive smoke-free legislation on...

    • ... Review of the remaining 397 titles enabled us to exclude a further 107 studies as irrelevant. The abstracts of the remaining 290 were reviewed and 183 were excluded as ineligible because they examined only workplace or voluntary restrictions, focused on subgroups of the general population such as bar workers or did not provide estimates of effect size. Of the remaining 107, 16 were confirmed as eligible original studies....

    D F Mackayet al. Republished paper: Meta-analysis of the effect of comprehensive smoke-...

    • ...The AMI cases (ICD-9 410.00 to 410.92 and ICD-10 121.1 to 121.9) in the database of the Strategic Health Information Planning Service were identified (no biomarker confirmation) for 1 year during the ban and for the previous 4 years (26)...

    David G. Meyerset al. Cardiovascular Effect of Bans on Smoking in Public Places

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