"MPAAT" & "Facts" are also two words you won't see in the same sentenceOn another matter, when the pro-smoking ban activists' claims of "better health" after passage of smoking bans doesn't come to fruition......wouldn't you expect to see it in the media?
New York State’s smoking ban also applies to bars, clubs, and restaurants and also took effect July 2003. According to the HCUP database, New York hospitals admitted 31,728 (acute myocardial infarction) AMI patients during 2002, and 31,888 patients during 2003. Since the ban was only in effect for half of 2003, again, a 17% decline in ER admissions for AMI would have been expected which would have been a decrease of 5,394 admissions. Instead of a decrease of thousands though there was an actual increase of 160 admissions. These findings again are in direct conflict with the findings and the message of the researchers in the Helena study and Pueblo press release.
Apparently not, but you will see it here.
Hmm, perhaps there is another agenda, other than health, driving the phenomena of smoking bans.