A new scientific study demonstrates that public bans on smoking lower the number of people who have heart attacks and heart disease.
Not only those who smoke, but also those exposed to second hand smoke benefit when there is a ban on smoking in theaters, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and other public venues.
Seventeen states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC ban smoking in bars, restaurants and work places, while fourteen states ban it in one or two of the three locations mentioned above. Also, 350 cities and towns have similar bans.
Such a ban would cut health care costs dramatically, and realize that it would affect all Americans, as we end up paying for those who land in hospitals and other medical facilities because of their habit.
The war against tobacco in public places must be waged ferociously!