Smoke-Free Casinos Reduce Medical Emergencies

This blog entry from the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education described the findings from a study published on August 5, 2013 in Circulation, regarding ambulance calls to casinos following the implementation of a smokefree air law in Colorado.

Lead author Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, UCSF professor of medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF, stated, “Our study suggests that exempting casinos from smoke-free laws means that more people will suffer medical emergencies as a result. The research shows strong evidence of a significant drop in ambulance calls due to less secondhand smoke exposure.”

 

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