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Study ties New York smoking ban to drop in heart attacks

New York Times, September 28, 2007
Government curbs on secondhand smoke in New York led to nearly 4,000 fewer hospital admissions for heart attacks in 2004, according to a new statewide study. Researchers concluded that admissions for acute myocardial infarction fell more than 8 percent in 2004 from what would have been the expected level of admissions, saving $56.3 million in health care costs.