After Smoking Is Banned, Heart Attack...

After Smoking Is Banned, Heart Attacks Drop

There are 14 comments on the GPB.org story from Oct 30, 2012, titled After Smoking Is Banned, Heart Attacks Drop. In it, GPB.org reports that:

David Ozanich smoked outside the Live Bait bar in New York City in April 2003, a few months after a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants took effect.

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#1 Oct 30, 2012
Those that quit smoking had a higher death rate from cancerous lung cells and throat. Sacrifacing those that quit will be beneficial in the long run.

More attention should be paid on those that use Statin drugs with serious side effects of cataracts causing blindness. Muscle atrophy is another serious problem Memory loss causing Alzheimer and dementia and a host of other side effects like liver and cancer death from the Statin drugs are reported. The pharmacutical mind drugs which include anti depressants are another serious contender for Alzheimer's and dementia and other serious side effects. Death from side effects include murder like Virginal Tech and Columbia. Suicides and violence is reported.

Getting rid of the problems with use of the Nexium and Reglan and lets not for get Metoprolol would help the public. Check the web for the serious problem that harm the health and welfare of the public from pharmacutical much faster then smoking .
Old Guy

Fairfield, OH

#2 Nov 3, 2012
HumanSpirit wrote:
More attention should be paid on those that use Statin drugs with serious side effects...
"Let’s close the chapter on statin safety. Let’s mute the purveyors of misinformation.

Sure, there are some patients that cannot take statins because of muscle pain. That doesn’t mean, however, that statins cause permanent or irreversible health problems. This 11-year trial in 20,000 patients provide compelling safety results: statins do not increase the risk of death, cancer or serious non-heart-related illness."

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/12/close-cha...
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#3 Nov 4, 2012
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#4 Nov 4, 2012
confederate1989

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Nov 5, 2012
Heart miracles are impossible
It's good to see Dr. Carl V. Philips back and blogging over at Ep-ology. In his last two posts he has been discussing the North Carolina heart miracle 'study', which is as bad a piece of advocacy-driven junk science as you will ever see.

In particular, he makes a point which I have tried to made before, which is absolutely fundamental to all the heart miracle studies. The results they report—of heart attacks falling by 17%, 21%, 40% or whatever—are simply impossible.

http://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2011/... ...

The North Carolina smoking ban/heart attack hoax

http://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2011/... ...

Carl V Phillips
I am a researcher and consultant in areas related to epidemiology, scientific epistemology, and social research. I spent most of my career as a professor of public health and now work independently, primarily through Populi Health Institute and the Institute's major project, TobaccoHarmReduction.org .

Absurd claims about the effects of smoking place restrictions, North Carolina edition (Part 1)

http://ep-ology.blogspot.com/2011/11/unhealth... ....
confederate1989

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Nov 5, 2012
Indy smoking ban increases heart attacks
by Jacob Grier on December 2, 2009

In Indianapolis, the smoking ban enacted in 2006 has unexpectedly caused an increase in heart attack deaths:

The ban, which affected all workplaces, including restaurants but excluding bars, went into effect on March 1, 2006. Had the smoking ban resulted in an immediate decline in heart attacks, as claimed by a number of anti-smoking groups and researchers and by a special Institute of Medicine committee, one would have expected the heart disease death rate in Marion County to have decreased in 2006, compared to 2005.

Data from the Marion County Health Department, however, show that the age-adjusted heart disease death rate for Marion County actually increased by 16% from 2005 to 2006, going from 171.0 to 197.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

This reversed a trend of declining heart disease death rates prior to the smoking ban. The rate had declined by 4.4% from 2002 to 2003, by 6.0% from 2003 to 2004, and by 5.8% from 2004 to 2005. Thus, the increase of 16% observed from 2005 to 2006 was a striking increase that coincided precisely with the implementation of the workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

Of course the ban didn’t actually cause the increase any more than bans in other cities caused the decreases so often hyped by anti-smoking advocates. And if the death rate can fluctuate this much in Indianapolis, a city of nearly 800,000, then the odds of getting meaningful data out of towns like Starkville, MS, Pueblo, CO, and Helena, MT are pretty damn low.* The fact that ban advocates cling so tightly to those success stories is an indication of just how the weak the association between bans and decreases in AMI really is.

*Those studies used overall rates of AMI rather than the rate of AMI deaths, but the two rates should move in tandem.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#9 Nov 7, 2012
confedturd1989 wrote:
Indy smoking ban increases heart attacks among irate smokers.
What did you think of the election results last night?
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You are still there, aren't you?
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I mean like you did not get upset and blow your brains out or something?
confederate1989

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Nov 7, 2012
ActuallY Im glad Oweummer won,it makes it easier to blame him as the depression sets in. Romney wasnt any good anyway,he was far to left leaning himself. Now in 2016 we know for sure a true conservative will win! Perhaps this puts your suicide on alert for 2016..........Oh and BTW go bow to your MASTER Owebummer as he as done to everyone else around the world.......I bow to no one.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#11 Nov 7, 2012
confederate1989 wrote:
I bow to no one.
Except king tobacco. You are beholden to king tobacco so much that you cannot see the good that has happened in this country and the progress we have made coming back fromthe worst recession since the 1930s. Because of this you are being left behind. No wonder you are so bitter. Pretty soon, you'll be picking up those still smoking stubbies that better smokers than you drop by the ashtray as they walk into the Walmart.

By the way, all of us are still waiting for the $10 a gallon gas the tin hatters like Azmac promised us.
confederate1989

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Nov 7, 2012
I wouldnt worry about it yet! Gasoline has just jumped 30 cents a gallon since yesterday and the Dow has collapsed with ObAMAS forward movement. The 10 dollar a gallon gas will come soon enuf in the future as Owebummer prints more money and more mouse click dollars to keep your progressive glass house running. The collpase is emminent 20 trillion in debt in the next 2 years and it will cost 1 trillion to cover the interest alone per year and the government only brings in 2 trillion a year. They have ran a 1T plus deficit yearly since 2008 besides tens of trillion the FED has dumped into the dow to artificially pump it up.........

Higher taxes in the near future,owebama Care and all the rest will finish the job or jobless!

To bad you will have to suffer the maximum penalty for your vote......great depression worldwide.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#13 Nov 7, 2012
confederate1989 wrote:
I wouldnt worry about it yet! Gasoline has just jumped 30 cents a gallon since yesterday and the Dow has collapsed with ObAMAS forward movement. The 10 dollar a gallon gas will come soon enuf in the future as Owebummer prints more money and more mouse click dollars to keep your progressive glass house running. The collpase is emminent 20 trillion in debt in the next 2 years and it will cost 1 trillion to cover the interest alone per year and the government only brings in 2 trillion a year. They have ran a 1T plus deficit yearly since 2008 besides tens of trillion the FED has dumped into the dow to artificially pump it up.........
Higher taxes in the near future,owebama Care and all the rest will finish the job or jobless!
To bad you will have to suffer the maximum penalty for your vote......great depression worldwide.
Gosh.
i just love it when a smoker raises his blood pressure without the help of cigarettes ;-p
Maybe if you smoke at the same time, one of those blood vessels in your brain will go KAPOW!
Old Guy

Fairfield, OH

#15 Nov 8, 2012
confederate1989 wrote:
Romney wasnt any good anyway...
But, on the positive side, he DID sweep the Confederate States.
ItsAFact

Hagerstown, MD

#16 Nov 8, 2012
Old Guy wrote:
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But, on the positive side, he DID sweep the Confederate States.
Hey Senile Guy, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida are all south of the Mason Dixon line.... just sayin'
confederate1989

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 Nov 8, 2012
Funny thing about those states over the last 30 years theyve become retirement zones for northeast yankees........

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