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Smoking Bans May Cut Death Rate from Heart Disease

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Smoking Bans May Cut Death Rate from Heart Disease

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Smoking Bans May Cut Death Rate from Heart Disease

Smoking Bans May Cut Death Rate from Heart Disease

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A new study indicates that banning smoking in public places does appear to reduce the number of deaths related to second-hand smoke. The research, presented at an American College of Cardiology meeting, found that in Helena, Mont., deaths by heart attack significantly dropped after smoking was outlawed in bars and restaurants. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.