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Smoking ban tied to a gain in lives

Fatal heart attacks drop in Massachusetts

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By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / November 12, 2008

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Nearly 600 fewer Massachusetts residents have died from heart attacks each year since legislators banned smoking in virtually all restaurants, bars, and other workplaces four years ago, according to a report to be released today that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that such laws save lives. (Full article: 1048 words)

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